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A Veteran of Life

Country - - CATEGORY WINNERS - David Zim­mer­man

This is a chance pho­to­graph of my late fa­ther, Charles “Chuck” Zim­mer­man. He was in the fi­nal stages of Alzheimer’s dis­ease and was un­able to ver­bally com­mu­ni­cate. He was be­ing cared for in a nearby nurs­ing home and my mother, brother and I were hav­ing Christ­mas lunch with him. For one brief mo­ment, he looked out a nearby win­dow with this thought­ful, dig­ni­fied pose. I was lucky to have my cam­era with me. He was a World War II veteran, a farmer, and a kind, car­ing per­son. I think this is a fit­ting, fi­nal por­trait in his honor.

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