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Malibu Beach at Sunset
Supermoon with ISS crossing
Hyena chasing vultures away from carcass
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Light: only way to run!
Great Blue Heron flying up the Brandywine Creek
Peak Foliage in Connecticut
Freedom
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FRIENDS
Narratives of War
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discovering America
THE GREENERY
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Sunset in Bozeman, MT
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Fox Kits at Bombay Hook, Smyrna DE
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Season chrysanthemums kneeling
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Narratives of War

While I was taking pictures of my grandfather with his medals, he started explaining the meaning of each medal and their importance. He was telling stories that only he could tell because only he had lived them and I realized that telling them was his way of sharing a piece of his life with me. He even spoke about the amount of layers worn in order to battle the cold, how my father was born while he was in battle, and how he returned home months later to meet his first born son for the very first time. We bonded through his narrative as family and as Americans.

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Date Taken: 10.2016
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