19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Child with Veteran and dog statue

Child is posing with army soldier and dog at the Elizabethtown Nature Park which has statues honoring all branches of the military and a veterans wall honoring Kentucky's veterans similar to the Vietnam memorial in Washington, D.C. The contrast between the innocence of the child and the fighting man and dog emphasizes the role and sacrifice of the military in protecting America and its children.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Elizabethtown, Kentucky, United States of America
Camera: SM-A505U1
Copyright: © Ferrell Adkins