Stunning images tell a profound story
The United States Armed Forces has played a decisive role in our history from its inception. It has forged in this country a sense of national identity and unity.
Interestingly, a large standing army was not established officially until the beginning of World War II.
Keepers of peace, defenders of democracy, brave fighters, we in the US can sleep well knowing our military is always on watch.
We can’t help but feel an extreme sense of pride as we look at each of these beautiful photos. Pride in our military and what it means to America and the world.
We are especially fond of the last image on page 3, which reminds us of our father, who served in the US Navy in the South Pacific during WWII. RIP Seaman Jesse Lewis Benedict. We love you.
Check out these striking images below.
Click to page 2 for more of the best military photos of 2015