Christmas is not only a season of parties and gifts and time spent with family, it is also a time of remembrance and gratitude. My favorite place in the Washington, D.C. area has always been Arlington National Cemetery. At this time of the year my heart is with those people who have lost a beloved family member in service to our country. Let us fully enjoy ourselves this holiday season, but let us not forget that there are those who may be feeling tremendous loss and sadness this time of the year. My parents are feeling that overwhelming loss for they will never get over the death of their eldest son and my brother, Chuck. He, too, now rests beneath the snow.
Thank you to the groups “Canon DSLR”, “Communities”, “Friends”, “ImageWriting”, “Love Affair With The Lens” and “United States Challenges Only” for featuring this photograph. I also want to thank the group “War” for using this photograph as its avatar for the past couple of years.
Camera: Canon Rebel XTi 400D