Rob Ostermaier / Daily Press
March 8, 2013
Photo Of The Week: Mar 8-Mar 15, 2013
Two sailors from the Navy Ceremonial Guard hold the flags that were on the caskets of two USS Monitor sailors laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery Friday March 8, 2013. The Monitor sank 150 years ago off the coast of North Carolina.
"I chose this photo because I liked the idea of two young sailors in 2013 paying respect to two young sailors that died 150 years ago. The couple of days I spent in Washington D.C. covering this story had been filled with photos of flag draped caskets being moved from place to place. I wanted something different from the day of the funeral and this image really spoke to me."