"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself."
- Joseph Campbell
This has to be the most haunting photo I've ever seen. The lady in the photo is named Mary, she's the fiance of Sgt James J. Regan, an Army Ranger who was killed in 2007 in Afghanistan while serving with the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment.
I posted it as a reminder of the reality behind why we have this day off: to remember and to honor all those who have fought and died while in the service of our country.