|Photo courtesy of J&J Lawrence Photography|
I have also in the last five years received numerous photos from members of my page who have gotten tribute tattoos to fallen comrades or loved ones and I featured some of them in a YouTube video for "The Gratitude Project" (YouTube video below)
|My Support our Troops tattoo|
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Here is my response to Lisa Khoury :
Hi Lisa, I want to say thank you for writing such a ignorant article today, you see I'm probably the only person that will say that to you and if you are wondering why? As I posted your story on my "Thank A Soldier" facebook page, people began to post their photos of their meaningful tattoos. Families of fallen soldiers emailed me there tributes and people came together in something very special and positive. All Day I struggled as to what I would write to you that anger turned in to something positive.
Dave Murphy - Thank A Soldier
If you have a "Meaningful" tribute tattoo that you would like to post head on over to "Thank A Soldier" and post your photo and story as to why you had it done.
If however you would like to email your thoughts to Lisa Khoury CLICK HERE
This tattoo is Damian Dyke's tribute to fallen soldiers the quote across his soldiers is from a DMX song and reads :
""If it takes for me to suffer for my brother to see the light, Give me pain till I die, but please Lord treat him right"
|Photo via Silvia Pecota Artiwork|
Damien served as a personnel support worker for the Canadian Forces for four years in Afghanistan and this was his way of showing respect to our fallen heroes.The tattoo was inspired by a Slyvia Picota painting called "Croix"
Collection of photos of my group members tattoos
Ivan Henderson is a tattoo artist near CFP Petawawa, in Ontario and this is his response to Lisa Khoury CLICK HERE TO READ