We've been in the Marine Corps for 15 years now and Memorial Day gets harder and harder. Knowing more people who we've loved and lost is painful and using Memorial Day to recognize their memory and sacrifice feels like some relief.

This year I used our location to pave the way for the overall theme and feel of the gathering. The event was seaside and the textiles were hand-dyed in the Japanese shibori technique, giving a distinct Japanese nod to our location.
To those families who grieve everyday, our prayers are with you and your heroes are not forgotten.