The Atlantic has run several photo series of World War II. The full range of photos and identifying captions from which the following selections were clipped can be found at: http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/09/world-war-ii-the-pacific-islands/100155/?google_editors_picks=true
This is a silent tribute to American strength, courage and honor. I don't see the same thing in the US Congress where the well-being of the nation too often takes a back seat to political posturing. The privileged legislators who work there do not grasp that their jobs are as important as that of a private with a 50 pound pack slogging up the beach under a rain of metal. They need to suck it up and do what is right for America. Not whine for votes.