My work with the Georgetown View Magazine has lead me to cover some interesting, heartwarming, and feel good stories. Although I don’t always share them each month, I felt compelled to share this one. When I was offered the opportunity to cover a story about Matt, a WWII Veteran, I jumped at the chance. My grandfather was a WWII Veteran and I know there aren’t that many that are still alive, so this felt pretty special. Matt was gracious enough to allow me to come to his home and photograph him there. We sat at his kitchen table and he talked and I photographed. I enjoyed listening to every word he had to say. So much history. It was fascinating. When I knew that I had gotten what I needed, I just sat with him and listened to the rest of his stories and he even indulged my questions. I was 16 when my grandfather passed away. I never got to truly appreciate the history he had to share.
Matt has an infectious smile, genuine laugh and reflects on his experience with both sadness and humor. I am sharing my images here, but you can read his story in this month’s issue of the Georgetown View Magazine.