Sunday, August 23, 2009

CPT Matthew Freeman, USMC, KIA 8/7/09

On Sat, August 12, 2009 I photographed the funeral procession for one of our own. Matthew Freeman, graduate of Richmond Hill High School in 1999, was killed in combat in Afghanistan on Aug 7, 2009. I watched as sadness, patriotism, and tears filled the faces of the hundreds (thousands?) of people who lined both sides of the streets. His remains were slowly carried by hearse through the main street of Richmond Hill as he came back home to his friends and family. One banner read "Freedom isn't Free!", and never before has that been more true. Here are a few
of my pictures: