One of the most powerful pictures I've ever seen

One of the most powerful pictures I've ever seen

I saw this pic on another forum I'm a member of, the title is something like "When your world falls apart". If this picture doesn't make you tear up a bit, then you're a much stronger man than I am.

I don't know the stroy behind it, I only assume that the boy is the son of a fallen Marine. He has to be the next of kin or they wouldn't present him the flag.

While it's obvious that the boy is going to have a whole lifetime of grieving, I personally empathize more with the Marine presenting the flag. I can't imagine how heart-wrenching it had to be for him to look that boy in the eyes while presenting that flag. His job is to conduct the ceremony with pride and professionalism without adding his own emotion to it. I really don't know if I could do it. Being a source of strength and maintaining my composure around other Soldiers is part of being an NCO, but maintaining that composure when you have a kid looking for solace is a job I may not be tough enough for.


6 years 41 weeks ago, 4:49 AM


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I pic is a reminder of all the man and woman. Who lay there live on the line for all. I dont care how hard you are. As soon as you look that loved one in the eyes. Your hart for drops. Yes i know . I had to present flag last weekend and one today.

6 years 40 weeks ago, 12:06 PM

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I admit

This one makes me cry. I'm not too proud to admit that.

"I don't think Hank done it this way" - Waylon
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