Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Guardian

An American eagle perches on the tombstone of World War II veteran, Sgt. Maurice Ruch, in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ruch was a mechanical engineer by training who served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Aleutian Islands and who was awarded the Bronze Star. This remarkable photograph was taken by amateur photographer Frank Glick. 
Read the story here. Hat tip to Mad Minerva.



  1. WOW, I say with a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye. Thank you for finding and posting this sweet lady.

  2. stunning and poignant ...God bless~!:)

  3. @Odie - That eagle carries the prayers and intentions of many, many people.

    @Trestin - I have only just learned that, symbolically, eagles are considered a link between heaven and earth.

    @Woman - Truly, this picture is worth thousands of words!