vp19 (vp19) wrote in carole_and_co,

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For Memorial Day...

...something to think about.

This is the cover of Life magazine from Feb. 14, 1944, barely more than two years after Carole Lombard had left us. The photo is of a sailor, presumably on leave in Los Angeles, in front of the "wall of fame" at the Earl Carroll Theatre on Sunset Boulevard (http://community.livejournal.com/carole_and_co/112620.html). And right in front of him is the oversized cement "autograph" Lombard had signed in the late 1930s.

We don't know whether this sailor had been a fan of Carole's...but he certainly was aware of how she died, in an airplane accident on her way home from the first large-scale war bond rally. So that added a bit of poignancy to this star-struck scene.

On this solemn day, think about those who sacrificed their lives for the American dream, and still do today.

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