Friday, June 11, 2010

memorial day

two photos that i took during my memorial day assignments. one, the second, got published. the other is a moment i noticed while photographing something else inside the woodstock ill. opera house.

22-month-old Morgan Hill of Woodstock, Ill., plays with a flag given to her by her dad, Damon Hill, on Monday, May 31, 2010, inside the Woodstock Opera House during the Memorial Day ceremony. Because of the heavy rainfall the parade was canceled and the ceremony was moved inside the Opera House.

Peter Verastegui of Rockford, Ill., is reflected in the plaque mounted on the 6-foot-tall memorial in front of the Woodstock National Guard armory, on Monday, May 31, 2010, in Woodstock, Ill. Verastegui was friends with Sgt. Robert Weinger of Round Lake Beach (center on the plaque) who died on March 15, 2009 in Afghanistan. The two served together in Iraq. Company D. 1st Batalion, 178th Infantry in Woodstock, an Illinois National Guard unit recenlty returned from Afghanistan recognized its fallen by unveiling a memorial on Memorial Day.

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