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Awesome friends. Good sports. Team players. Caring constituents. I could think of tons more ways to describe our faithful readers. But I will stop here and just say THANK YOU to everyone who answered our call to participate in the Veterans History Project’s bookmark image selection process. We have tallied all of the input that came pouring in—online, via email and in person—and are pleased to announce the top five images in order of popularity. [Drum roll, please!]

Sepia portrait of woman in uniform with legs crossed, resting head on hand
Frances Wills Thorpe seated in uniform. Frances Wills Thorpe Collection. Veterans History Project, AFC2001/001/37683.


Man in heart-shaped sunglasses.
Sergeant McCoy in heart-shaped sunglasses. Aldo Stephen Panzieri Collection. Veterans History Project, AFC2001/001/31863.


Black and white portrait of man in Coast Guard uniform.
Reby Cary seated in Coast Guard uniform. Reby Cary Collection. Veterans History Project, AFC2001/001/58790.


Black and white photo of soldiers playing poker
Joe Thompson, Jr. playing poker in France. Joe Thompson, Jr. Collection. Veterans History Project, AFC2001/001/9437.


Color photo of woman in Army uniform standing outside of a truck. Woman is giving thumbs up
Cristina A. Frisby in Army uniform. Cristina A. Frisby Collection. Veterans History Project, AFC2001/001/53197.

Thanks again to everyone for letting us know which one you love most! Be on the lookout for our new bookmarks this spring.


  1. Ooh, yeah, I love all of these wonderful photos!

    But I’m happy to see that the one I voted for, Frances Wills Thorpe, was the favorite of so many others as well.

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