The Daily Digital Photo
Chronicling the life of Clayton and Spenser, with memories of Scooter

November 12, 2008

Remember last month's DD of Phillip in his Air Force suit putting a helmet on Clayton? Well here is the story behind it. Our town has a new veterans' memorial that features these granite slabs commemorating all of America's wars. It shows the number of soldiers killed and wounded. They included the Cold War and since they knew that Phillip flew B-52s in the Air Force, they asked for a picture of him in his uniform. So we bought the helmet on eBay and combined his Air Force photo with the one I shot in the driveway, and, voila! To be honest I don't think the face is a great likeness, but the name tag on his suit does read "Phil Kramer, USAF". Yesterday was Veterans's day and Phillip's mother came down from Connecticut to see her son honored in such a wonderful way. We are all very, very proud!