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The Ultimate Sacrifice

This is dedicated to all of the soldiers who have died serving our country. You go into battle with fear of the unknown, overcome by a sense of duty, pride and bravery. We are blessed to have had you there to protect our way of life.

I personally know the fear and anxiety of having someone you love serve in hostile territories. You are on pins and needles until they are safely back in your arms. I have been fortunate to have several safe returns. Some families are not as lucky.

As I walked through boots I began to read the names on the tags......then it became to much for me. Knowing that so many young lives were cut short too soon bothered me immensely. However, the emotion I felt could not possibly compare to that felt by the families. My heart goes out to you.

No matter how we feel about war we must always remember the soldiers and their families, for they have made the ultimate sacrifice.

This was an exhibition in Chicago titled "Eyes Wide Open"
over 1000 boots were laid out to symbolize the American lives lost in the war.


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