17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Dad's Final Salute

Picture is my Dad saluting the flag at parade. At the annual homecoming parade, which my family has attended for over 45 years, my dad stood to salute the flag as the parade marched by us on Main Street. My dad was an Air Force Pilot, who served in Viet Nam and the Korean Wars. This was his last parade he attended and last salute, as he passed away the following year, at 89 years young.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Mascoutah, Illinois, United States of America
Copyright: © Mara Elliott