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the fallen

Headstones of fallen soldiers are illuminated by the setting sun through the trees. As I was taking these photo's, I thought about the lives of these men and women, many of whom died defending our nation. As I was leaving the cemetery, I came across an old man, who had served in the army during WWII and is now living at the veterans facility that's adjacent to the cemetery. We spoke for a short while of his service and his life now. As I was leaving, I thanked him for his service and then realized that some day, he would also be buried here amongst his fellow soldiers who had passed before him.

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Taken on September 3, 2012