A Coast Guardsman stands in silent reverence beside the resting place of a comrade., 1944

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    Title: Silhouetted in the golden glory of a Pacific sunrise, crosses mark the graves of American boys who gave their lives to win a small atoll on the road to the Philippines. A Coast Guardsman stands in silent reverence beside the resting place of a comrade., 1944

    Production Date: 1944

    Creator(s): Department of Transportation. U.S. Coast Guard. Office of Public and International Affairs. (04/01/1967 - 1985)

    "Silhouetted in the golden glory of a Pacific sunrise, crosses mark the graves of American boys who gave their lives to win a small atoll on the road to the Philippines. A Coast Guardsman stands in silent reverence beside the resting place of a comrade.", 1944, (ARC ID 513217); Series: Activities, Facilities, and Personalities, 1886 - 1967; Records of the U.S. Coast Guard, 1785 - 1992; Record Group 26; National Archives.

    Traditionally observed on the last Monday in May, Memorial Day was officially established by John A. "Black Jack" Logan, a charismatic Civil War general, Congressman, Senator, and commander of the Grand Army of the Republic in 1868, for "the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country..." In this photo a Coast Guardsman observes a moment of silence before the graves of his fallen comrades on an unnamed atoll in the Pacific.

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    Abaraphobia, Jérémie Dubé-Lavigne, and 28 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. dimocha 36 months ago | reply

      this is amazing.... so much meaning.. yet, so simple..

    2. Gimenes 36 months ago | reply

      Wonderful...

    3. artland 36 months ago | reply

      Congratulations!
      This is a wonderful shot!
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      artland

    4. Chandan Bhola 36 months ago | reply

      very nice capture and editing!!

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