This is a guest blog post from our podcast sponsor, Vivid-Pix,
and we wanted to share it with you.
For many Americans, Memorial Day is the start of summer vacations, barbecues and outings. It’s the capstone of a three-day holiday weekend. Memorial Day, however, is much more than that for millions of Americans who remember those who died in service to the country.
Memorial Day is not just a great time to get the family together for a barbecue, but also to share stories and remembrances of those who have served. This is especially important for younger family members who may not have met their warrior ancestors. These stories can bring to context to historical events and conflicts.
Photography is important to remembering these events. Sharing and preserving family moments with pictures is exactly what photography is about.
There’s lots of ways to use photos to remember service members; here are some ideas:
Build a scrapbook dedicated to service members tours, including bootcamp graduation photos, graduation photos in uniform and snapshots sent from base postings. Add medals, ribbons and other tokens to the scrapbook.
Capture the stories of the fallen hero. Talk to the parents, siblings and friends of the service member to add another dimension to their sacrifice. Record them on audio or video to preserve the emotion.
Don’t forget certificates, letters and other documents. In a scanning or digitizing project - even if the primary ingredient is photos - there are probably letters, certificates, documents, news clippings and other items that help tell the story. These can fade or are on paper more fragile than photos, so take care when scanning them.
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Rick Voight has spent his career helping people take/make/share pictures and with his clients has created billion dollar business through consumer and business research, business development and marketing for Kodak, HP, and Vivid-Pix. He’s a father and husband who loves traveling, scuba diving, and has made it his personal goal to get his partner to blow bubbles.