Faces of Heroes


Well, it’s the day after Veteran’s Day, and I’m happy to report the project I spent so much time on was well received! The residents of the retirement community where I volunteer were extremely appreciative of the Veteran’s slide show presentation and the newly re-formatted photo albums.

During a ceremony held for the veterans, comments such as “I didn’t know he was a veteran”, “She hasn’t changed a bit”, and “Look how young he was”, could be heard all around the room as the slide show played and flags were waved on their behalf.

I found the entire experience of revising, digitizing, and adding information to existing documentation a rewarding challenge. As I scanned and edited photos – trying to make each face sharper, cleaner, brighter – I felt a personal connection to who they were and what they might have seen and done in the line of duty. “Thank you for your service” seems inadequate. I came to realize these ordinary, noble and humble men and women are the very meaning of patriotism. They, along with the veterans in my own family, are my heroes and I applaud them.


This is a follow-up to my post “Nearly Finished!!” and also a response to today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt “Face”. Remember, a post with multiple photos is best viewed from my blog as opposed to email.


  1. I like all of the pride-filled smiles. The lower right photo in the first set somehow reminds me of Harry Bailey in the final scene of “It’s A Wonderful Life”.

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  2. I wish I had been there when it was all revealed! Great work with great results. All those young faces – how much we owe them.

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    1. I wish you had been there, too! The slide show turned out terrific…and the library had an increase in visitors this past week, all looking at the photo albums. It was definitely a worth-while project!


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