This is Memorial Day weekend when folks will be barbecuing and getting together with family and friends. Originally known as Decoration Day, it was established after the Civil War to honor Union soldiers killed in battle. It gradually evolved into a remembrance of those gave their lives in every war and finally to remember family members who hold a special place in our hearts.
David Kay, professional photographer, took this photo at Arlington Cemetery and described it as one of his favorites. He named it the Final Goodbye, a poignant reminder of the ultimate sacrifice. David Kay you may recall in a different vein. He was the chief weapons inspector in Iraq earlier in this decade.