Memorial Day is a meaningful time when we come together and remember the heroes who have died while serving in the country’s armed forces. Here are some of the most powerful and emotional photographs ever taken during war. These special photographs have moved me so deeply. I think it is because when we talk about war, the first thing that comes to mind is hatred, sadness and darkness, but these images showcase a completely different side of these hard times of war; times when emotions like LOVE AND KINDNESS (and not hatred) were at peak. Through these images you will observe that humans we are truly incredible creatures.
World War II stray dog comforts wounded soldier on Dday Beach original press photograph. “(Dday is the day on which a combat attack or operation is to be initiated. The most known Dday is June 6, 1944—the day of the Normandy landings—initiating the Western Allied effort to liberate mainland Europe from Nazi occupation during World War II.” Wikipedia)
“Wait For Me Daddy,” by Claude P. Dettloff, October 1, 1940. A line of soldiers march in British Columbia on their way to a waiting train as five-year-old Whitey Bernard tugs away from his mother’s hand to reach out for his father.