Tuesday, October 25, 2005

One of the Most Poignant Things I've Ever Seen.

This is just amazing.

Paul Fusco has put together an interactive photo essay of 27 military funerals. It's clear what his agenda is, but that can not and should not distract from the poignancy of these photographs. Presumably it took a great deal of time and effort to travel to these places and get the photographs, not to mention obtaining the permission to use them from the subjects of the pictures (assuming he did--any good professional photographer would). And now it's being offered free for all to view.

With the number of American deaths in Iraq nearing 2000 (as of this writing, 1,998 American troops had been killed in Iraq), I think it's important to remember the families and friends of the dead. We must remember that their suffering will continue long after the last trumpet notes fade away, long after the echoes from the gunshots fall silent, and long after the coffins have been lowered into the ground.

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