A Different Kind of Memorial Day Photo

By James Fallows
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Today Online

I happened upon this and found it tremendously, unexpectedly moving.

It came to me from a reader in Singapore; I predict that this will "go viral" within China, where it may also have a very significant emotional effect.

   - Negative emotion: even our hardest-working Chinese students can be exposed to the violence of America. (A young woman from Shenyang in China's hard-bitten northeastern industrial zone, who was doing graduate work at Boston University, was of course one of the three people killed in the Boston Marathon bombing.)
  
   - Much more powerful positive emotion: just look at that photo.

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/05/a-different-kind-of-memorial-day-photo/276268/