Saturday, August 27, 2011

Final Salute: 2006 Pulitzer Prize to The Rocky Mountain News

This is an awesome photo, by Todd Heisler, illustrating Final Salute, by Jim Sheeler, a reporter for the then-Rocky Mountain News. They won Pulitzer Prizes in 2006, Sheeler for Feature Writing and Heisler for Feature Photography. [The Rocky Mountain News ceased publication in 2009.] The story was also published as a book with the same title.

Since c. 2007, as directed by Congress, however, the Pentagon has chartered aircraft to deliver Our Fallen Heroes from Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to their final resting places. But there's something about this scene that ensures that Americans are reminded of the costs of our country's decision to engage in military action overseas.


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