The sound of President Roosevelt’s speech calling December 7, 1941, “a date that will live in infamy, has echoed through my mind since childhood. As a younger man, I rarely encountered veterans. But living in Milford, Pennsylvania, and working in journalism changed that. I’ve been photographing the veterans here for years, and their dedication to their country, and to each other moves me. Sadly, fewer and fewer of the World War Two veterans remain. Often they no longer show up at annual events. Their absence is palpable, and I miss them after they are gone. They saved our country–and the world from an unspeakable tyranny.
I am deeply proud of them, and I am forever thankful for their sacrifice.
– Preston Ehrler