Remembering the Brave is an organization that makes efforts to honor the widows, parents, and children of servicemen and women that have died on active duty. One of the ways they do that is with formal dinners held around the country. There was one held at the Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virgina in October of 2009 and Jensen Sutta photographed it. This slide show was made from those pictures.
It isn’t just the ones that die. It’s everyone they left behind. Enjoy the long weekend. Remember.
They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.