The New York/New Jersey Port Authority Police Department World Trade Center Memorial Flag
flies from a U.S. Marine Corps vehicle at a staging point for deployment from North Carolina.
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Mission HeartsApart.org was created to keep families connected while our military men and women are serving abroad. Through the efforts of our community’s finest photographers, HeartsApart.org provides our soon to be deployed servicemen and women with pictures of their spouses and children at no cost. The photographs are printed on waterproof and durable bi-folded cards, which fit securely in their uniform pocket. HeartsApart.org believes that our military personnel deserve and need the memory of their families to carry them through the difficult times that lie ahead. Founded in North Carolina, home to Pope AFB, Seymour Johnson AFB, Fort Bragg, Camp Lejeune, MCAS Cherry Point and MCAS New River, we have begun our volunteer efforts in our own backyard but hope to organize and mobilize photographers across the country. The goal of HeartsApart.org is simple. As long as servicemen and women are in harm’s way and separated from their families, we will be taking pictures. There is no end to the project – just a commitment to continue to serve our Armed Forces while they continue to serve us.
© Brownie Harris
A newly-reunited couple embrace and kiss passionately after being reunited on Memorial Day 2002. Nearly 2,300 Marines and sailors set foot on American soil on this day for the first time in nine months. They were welcomed by anxious families and, for 60 new fathers, newborns they had never seen. The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit is the first major Marine ground force to return from the war in Iraq. During its time overseas, the 24th MEU was engaged in actions across the full spectrum of operations, from training, humanitarian assistance, and anti-terrorism missions in the Horn of Africa and Kenya to peacekeeping in Kosovo and combat and civil affairs in Iraq.