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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Tomb of the Unknown overlooking DC--Memorial Day 2016

So many men and women have given their lives so that the city in the background can retain its power and place in the world. I wanted to capture a perspective that shows the tomb "bigger" than the city itself, yet guarded by a lone protector, the two together remind me that the price of freedom is greater than the peace and power it bestows.

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Date Taken: 05.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Arlington, Virginia, United States of America
Camera: COOLPIX P900
Copyright: © Kerie Wilson