Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Greatest Generation - Part II


Men of Honor

© 2011 Dan Denardo Photography 


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Greatest Generation


This photograph is from one of my favorite assignments.  We were asked to meet an Honor Flight on the tarmac at Dulles Airport in Washington D.C.  I was joined by my friend and colleague, world-class videographer, Ron Sim.

There were seventy-five World War II veterans on board the flight. We spent the entire day with the vets as they visited the WWII Memorial (and other monuments) in a day honoring them. It was a rainy day, but I used the rain to my advantage as I had a lump in my throat or a tear in my eye several times throughout the day.

The fellow pictured above is viewing the Field of Stars at the WWII Memorial.  Each star represents 100 American deaths during the war.  There are 4000 stars. You can do the math - 400,000 American deaths.

World War II veterans are dying at a rate of about 1300 per day now.  In fact, Ron and I attended a reception for these men a few weeks ago in Houston, TX.  In the time between our trip to Washington DC (a few months ago) and our trip to Houston, one man had already passed away.

If you ever get the opportunity, please thank them for their service.  And for our freedom.


Monday, March 21, 2011

A Beautiful Beginning




Saturday, March 19, 2011

Ear to Ear


This fellow is in the business of hope and happiness. When I saw him, he was working in a cholera camp in Port Au Prince, Haiti. When patients had recovered, he and his partner would help educate folks on how to avoid the disease in the future and they would also instill a little hope and happiness before the patients were sent on their way. With a smile like this, I'm convinced that he was the right person for the job.


Sunday, March 13, 2011

A Full Load


Huzhou, China
© 2011 Dan Denardo Photography

Friday, March 11, 2011

Winter Rhythm III - finito


"The color of springtime is in the flowers, 
the color of winter is in the imagination."

~ Terri Guillemets


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tough Going

Remember when you were a kid and your Dad said to you, "When I was your age, I had to WALK to work. Five miles. Barefoot. Uphill both ways."  And do you remember how you never believed him?

The guy pictured above lives it.... every day of his life.  Believe it.

Port Au Prince, Haiti


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Flame #2