memorial day isn’t just bbqs and picnics

To all who serve, THANK YOU.

On this Memorial Day, in honor and thanks to the men and women who serve our country, I wanted to share these photos. Smithsonian Magazine featured Ashley Gilbertson‘s photographs of fallen soldiers’ bedrooms. They brought home for me how young our troops are when our nation sends them off to war, and that they are sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, mothers, and fathers, just like you and me.

The purpose of this project is to honor these fallen – not simply as soldiers, marines, airmen and seamen, but as sons, daughters, sisters and brothers – and to remind us that before they fought, they lived, and they slept, just like us, at home.

View more of Ashley’s project at

~ via Smithsonian Magazine.


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