It would be difficult to ever forget their faces ... faces I watched that day from behind the safe impersonality of my camera's lens.
They were the faces of the families of our local Kentucky National Guard members who were leaving for Operation Enduring Freedom three years ago this month ... parents and grandparents ... children and spouses.
The soldiers' faces were solemn and stoic. They were leaving to do their jobs. Their duty. But it was their families' faces that I remember best.
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