July 18, 2011

Something Wonderful: "The eagle couldn't have picked a better person"

Photo: Frank Glick

A photograph taken by "chance" or a grace note added to a good man's life?

"Paul wondered whether a relative of the soldier might want a copy. The tail of the eagle partially covered the man's name, but Paul did some research and looked up the soldier's name in newspaper obituaries. The eagle had landed on the grave of Sgt. Maurice Ruch, who had been a member of the St. Anthony Kiwanis Club, the obituary said. Paul called the club, and it put him in touch with Jack Kiefner, Ruch's best friend. When Glick took his photo, he never could have guessed how much it was going to mean to Kiefner and Ruch's widow, Vivian.
The rest of the story is HERE.


Posted by Vanderleun at July 18, 2011 7:09 PM
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Too beautiful for words, Gerard.

Posted by: Jewel at July 18, 2011 8:24 PM

“The world is indeed full of peril and in it there are many dark places. But still there is much that is fair. And though in all lands, love is now mingled with grief, it still grows, perhaps, the greater.”
— J.R.R. Tolkien

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