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Old Jan 18, 2006, 5:02 PM   #1
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This is not my image.

It is, however,one of the most powerful images I have ever seen.

Note the Marine at left saluting the little one.

I just know these Marines would much rather have met this little one in life, witha bag of toys for herfrom their annual drive, Toys for Tots.

Credit for/to the photographer is on the photo.


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Old Jan 18, 2006, 8:56 PM   #2
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Very sad story.
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Old Jan 19, 2006, 6:18 AM   #3
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Yes, it is a very sad story. This innocent young child was abused for years before she succumbed to the abuse. If you google on her name, you will find that she fought hard and long just to survive.

What truly moves this son of a Marine is how much the Marines of NYC cared for a little girl they did not know.

Whenone examines the photograph, one can glean some things about it...

The Marines are in their dress blues.

They wear their best to honor her, the littlest of warriors.

The salute to her is aHUGE "statement".

These Marines honor thischild mightily.

The coffin is white which symbolizes her purity, her innocence, her eternal youth.

This photograph brought tears, tears for different reasons, to the eyes of this forum member. Tears for...

...a little girl who had a life before her.

...the Marines...the Marines who cared so much for a little girl they never knew.

...the Marines in Eternal Rest who greeted this little girl and welcomed her to Heaven...as one of their own.
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Old Jan 26, 2006, 4:03 PM   #4
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We rarely take time to credit unsung heroes who continually make up for the deviant shortfall amongst our society. Well done Anthony. Best regards,

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