Still Serving

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Teri Darnell
Square / 12" x 12"
90 pages Wire-O
afghanistan, air force, airman, country, courage, fear, flag, iraq, marine, Navy, Patriot, patriotic, ptsd, soldier, USA, Veteran, Veteran of Foreign Wars, vfw, vietnam

VFW posts—which used to be ubiquitous in small towns and big cities across the country as places for fellowship among veterans, providing a place to tell their stories to the only people who could truly understand their experiences, and providing needed services, are dying out—leaving many veterans in crisis. Membership has fallen from a high 2 million to half that number. VFW posts have suffered from a war of attrition, many demolished for gentrification and others abandoned or falling into disrepair from neglect and lack of funding. As a veteran and member of the VFW, passing these posts brings a sadness for what I feel is a metaphor for our treatment of those who served. I hope to bring awareness to a disregard for the honor of the men and women who defend our country. These photographs can be a mirror, reminding us that in neglect we show a loss of conscience that contributes to a continuing decline of our democracy.

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