Last week, I had the great honor of covering a pair of dignified transfers at Dover Airforce base for Getty Images.
Soldiers whom have fallen at the cost of war are brought home through Dover. From the aircraft to a transfer vehicle, a carry team of military personnel give honor to those who have given their lives in the service of the United States. The vehicle then moves the fallen to the mortuary.
For those unaware, in 2009, the Secretary of Defense announced a change in policy that, upon consent of the family of the deceased, allowed media access to cover dignified transfers. It's a beautiful show of honor, respect.
As I mentioned, it's a humbling honor and opportunity to photograph these transfers, and it's important to honor the fallen for their service. These images hopefully resonate not only to those in the fallen's hometown, but everyone reading the news the next day worldwide.