Sometimes we are called on to do things which are difficult, yet meaningful. I had one of those days this past Sunday.
He was a good man who loved his family and worked hard. As a young man he went into the Army and served our country with pride. A couple of years ago at work we had recognized him for his service and sacrifice and I had designed a banner and hung it up in our break room without telling him. I asked his long time girlfriend for some photos of him in uniform, which she provided so I put my creative touch to work and made a nice collage and laminated it; I made a copy for him to take home too.
This past Sunday I had the privilege of photographing him for the very last time as he was honored by Hope Hospice and the DAV for his service to the United States of America. He was presented with a beautiful certificate, a handmade lap quilt and bear, a star from a retired flag, lapel pin and letter. The former soldiers saluted him for his service and dedication to our country. It was beautiful. Unfortunately early Monday morning he lost his battle with cancer and passed.