Great photo and story, this is perfect for today. Thanks for sharing.
2009-11-11 06:43 pm (UTC)
Have you ever seen the Soviet tattoos? ;)
This brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much for sharing this Kyle.
Thank you for sharing this.
May I copy to my journal?
Absolutely. Everyone should feel free to retweet as appropriate.
Done! Thank you. Have a super day :D
I've had to pass this on, it really captures veterans day.
thanks for passing it on.
The story really choked me up. My father fought in the Vietnam war and my husband in Desert Storm. I waited for my husband to come home again, to and love on him every day. I'm thankful he fought to help people have freedoms that many of us take for granted. But I'm even more thankful he came home to me again.
I miss your work on this project.
The other day, I spoke with a Vietnam veteran. We were talking about something he felt very strongly about - something where people in positions of authority were not quite fully honest with someone he cared about - and he started getting hyped the same way my friends with PTSD get hyped. We talked about that. He's still fighting the war in his head. He's still fighting it everyday. The names may have changed, but the emotion is the same.
I want peace, dammit. Armistice Day was for the War to End All Wars.
I don't know you, but I hear you. Thanks. :)
Yah, I took what turned out to be a 1 year hiatus to work on WKAP and now I've gotten sidetracked again. Soon I hope.
awesome collection of pics there! and amazing stories as well. fave story is this one of bobby martin. fave tattoos are on the anonymous guy - with exsolvere and incolumis on his arms.
wow, this project is really powerful and i wish i could articulate in words what it made me feel. you've really given us a chance to see what it's like for the veterans, of all ages and from all different eras. it's a really amazing tribute to some very amazing people.
thanks for taking the time to post about it.
Thank you for sharing this, Kyle. I saw every photo, read every story, and gulped back quite a few tears.
Thanks for posting this, Kyle. It's a great reminder of exactly who it is we should be thanking today, and why.
thank you for taking the time. and for the comfy guest bed, (even if it was cat-free.)
It was a pleasure having you stay with us! (Sorry about the cat-freeness of the guest bed. Next time we could offer the futon that comes with guaranteed cats if you'd prefer. ;-)
Thanks for the post. And I hope you get back to this project, too. It's a very good idea. I find it kind of interesting that both of my parents were in the Marines during the Korean war (it's where they met) but neither had/have tattoos (my mom passed in 1994).
Thank you for remembering us... and for honoring them...
There aren't enough words to tell those who served during war how much we're grateful for their sacrifice..
2009-11-12 04:50 am (UTC)
Shared this on FB
No one that I know in the armed services wants war. They are all working for peace. Just lovely
wonderful post! have emailed the link on to all my friends so that they can read/enjoy/consider it. Some really heart-wrenching & heart-warming stories there. Thanks for going to the effort. Cheers, later