Photo: Memorial Tribute by Cindy Seigle
From The White House Blog – May 25, 2013
In this week’s address, President Obama commemorates Memorial Day by paying tribute to the men and women in uniform who have given their lives in service to our country
“On Memorial Day, we honor and remember the men and women who gave their lives in service of our country. And while our commitment to those who serve and their families remains important every day, Memorial Day is the perfect time to offer a simple act of kindness to our veterans and military families. You can send a message of thanks to our troops or a military family. Or pledge hours of service. Or even start your own volunteer project. And afterward, please share your story — tell us how you made a difference in your community in support of military families.”
Josephine Herrick Project (formerly Rehabilitation Through Photography) started over 70 years ago to help returning veterans from World War II recuperate and heal using photography. We want to take a moment to thank all our veterans for their service.
Josephine Herrick Project currently has several veterans’ programs. Last month we were very excited to have the “Portaits of Courage” exhibit open at St. Francis College. The Portraits of Courage exhibit, featured photographs by veterans from the Vietnam, Korean, Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The show is a mix of portrait and still lives, with writing both somber and poignant. 19 men and one woman depict wars that have stuck with them physically and mentally, a weight to every moment and thought. And yet, that they shared these personal feelings with the crowd of strangers who were interested and cared, brought them a measure of honor and comfort.
Read more about the exhibit at:
How you can help:
- Volunteer as a photographer or videographer for a program or event in the NYC area.
- Volunteer at an event, at our office, or at our programs.
- Sponsor a program or a veteran.
- Purchase a book: http://www.lulu.com/shop/ron-sharpe/a-photography-of-healing-the-origins-of-the-josephine-herrick-project/paperback/product-20926373.html
- Donate: http://jhproject.org/donate-2/
For more information: contact Maureen McNeil @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Read President Obama’s full address: