Karen Vaughn – mother of Aaron Vaughn: I’m a woman who’s already accessed the cost of doing the right thing. The cost of freedom. And even though it wasn’t a happy decision, it was willing. I paid the ultimate price. I gave this country my only son. Why? Because America is worth it. [...] - [Ramp Ceremony - 10 Min Final Version] [05/11/13]
'Remember Voting' by dlholt on Flickr - The "red, white, and blue" floats on a gentle breeze in front of the Kettle Falls Senior Center. This was once the polling place for our small community. Voting by mail is now standard practice and this location no longer plays a role on Election Day. The place you vote may not be important anyone, but your vote continues to be relevant.
The 9/11 Teardrop Memorial - I had no clue this poignant memorial existed. It was a gift to America from the country of Russia and is dedicated "To the Struggle Against World Terrorism." It is in Manhattan, NY. Around the base of The Teardrop were the names of all those who died on 9/11 – including 26 Russians.