The following photos were taken by Steven Roy when he was a student at the Maryland Institute College
of Art on Veterans Day 1995 and submitted for one of his photography class projects, arranged around a
quote to ponder from East of Eden by John Steinbeck. These photos are
shown here as a tribute to all who served, especially those who gave their all for our country, and to
those who are currently serving.
"I'll have you know that a soldier is the most holy of all humans
because he is the most tested -- the most tested of all
I'll try to tell you. Look now in all of history men have been...
thaught that killing
of man is an evil thing not to be countenanced
Any man who kills must be destroyed because this is a great sin,
maybe the worst sin we know
And then we take a soldier...
and put murder in his hands and we say to him,
"Use it well use it wisely"
We put no checks on him.
Go out and kill as many of a certain kind
or classification of your brothers as you can
And we will reward you for it
because it is
a violation of your early training"
Quote to ponder from East of Eden by John Steinbeck, page 24.