Artwork of the Week: May 26, 2019
Longin Lonczyna Jr., Resurrection #2, 1975, Gelatin silver print, 9 1/16 x 13 5/8 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, 1975.
Memorial Day, previously known as Decoration Day, is a time of remembrance and honor. Initiated in the nineteenth century, Memorial Day commemorates all men and women who have died while serving in the military. Throughout the United States, this day provides a time to visit cemeteries with flowers, wreaths, and flags, and remember beloved family members.
This photograph, by Longin Lonczyna Jr., shows a quiet cemetery with rows of white headstones. The uniformity of the markers and the regularity of their endless rows reminds us of the many who have made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure freedom and happiness for others. We honor them, and all who remember loved ones this Memorial weekend.