The Photographer: David M. Brown of Sacramento
Behind the lens: My wife and I were fortunate to spend three weeks in France last summer. Our itinerary included several days in Honfleur and Bayeux . I took this photo on the anniversary of D-Day while visiting the American cemetery in Normandy. Being there was a somber reminder of the men and women in the United States armed forces who died protecting the freedoms that we enjoy today. They made the ultimate sacrifice and are true heroes.