Another moving photo for me was this one. In the entire Mardi Gras parade there was not a single military presence but this one, lone soldier.
I'm sure he decided to join the parade on his own and carry the flag. He was at the very end of the parade, almost like he was saying, "Go ahead, have fun. I've got your back."
I wish to thank him for what he did in that parade. I don't know his name but I do know he provided a reality check. Sometimes a single, individual statement can be the most powerful one.
A full blown military band would not have had the impact on me that this one soldier had.