Leia's Daddy: Find the Cost of Freedom
All Sgt. Ryan John Baum wanted to do was come home and put his daughter, Leia, on his chest. Born 11 days after his death in Iraq on May 18, 2007, the placement of the baby photo during visitation addresses that wish.
After leaving this weekend's screening of CSNY/Deja Vu -- which produced a flood of emotions -- we couldn't stop thinking about this award winning photo by Barry Gutierrez.
Those faces we see during the "Find the Cost of Freedom" sequence are -- of course -- more than just statistics. They represent real families and their pain and suffering.
And not just Leia's daddy. Or Bo's daddy. Or the Gold Star Mothers.
CSNY/Deja Vu made us think. Talk. Inspire us to hope that we can make a difference.
find the cost of freedom
buried in the ground
mother earth will swallow you
lay your body down
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