I initially set out to photograph something green to meet yesterday’s daily prompt. My mission was to find something that related to the “green-eyed monster.”
I set out on a walk earlier this afternoon hoping to take a walk and a couple pictures along the way. What I did find was worth the taking time out of my walk and photographing. It was a plaque aged and green retelling the liberation of Guam on July 21, 1944. I spent nearly an hour reading various plaques along the way recounting that day in July about how many American soldiers fought the Japanese to free the people of Guam. And with every sentence, I became humble and grateful for those that lost their lives on the shores of Asan.
I thank all the brave men and women out there, past and present, for sacrificing your time and, for some, your lives. No matter how busy we are, let us never forget your sacrifice.
Your silent tents of green
We deck with fragrant flowers;
Yours has the suffering been,
The memory shall be ours.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow