Since Veterans Day is tomorrow, I thought I would visit Sarasota National Cemetery and share some of the incredible artwork honoring our military veterans. Dozens of photographs dating from the Civil War to present day are on display. Some are affixed on plinths and 16 are actually engraved onto glass on each side of a marble tablet, like this one. Each tells a unique story of service, duty, honor and sacrifice. This installation shows a serviceman arriving home safely in 1950 to a long awaited reunion with his wife and baby boy.
Each piece is perfectly positioned so the golden rays of the setting sun illuminate the image. Yep -- that's pure natural light shining through the engraved glass. Pretty incredible. Of course, with just a few precious minutes of golden light, there's never enough time to properly capture these thought provoking images. To all our U.S. military personnel present and past: Thank you for your service!