POW
Homecoming

      This is one of my favorite pictures.  It was taken by Sal Veder in 1973.  Lt. Col. Robert Stirm had spent five years in a North Vietnam POW camp.  It looks happy, but on the day of his release his wife sent him a letter declaring the end of their relationship.  They were divorced a year later.  How much damage that stupid, evil war did.  Veder won the Pulitzer for this image.  He must share it with the girl, Lorrie, whose unrestrained love for her father Veder caught at exactly the right moment.  I love it that she is off the ground.  She has run so vigorously to him that she is putting on her brakes to avoid bowling him over.  Her fingers are splayed.  So sweet.  So compelling.