Freedom Walk 2008: Faces of the Walk

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • A little boy rides high among a sea of American flags during the 2008 National America Supports You Freedom Walk in Washington, D.C., Sept. 7, 2008. He was one of thousands to participate in the event, which honors the victims of the Sept. 11, 2002, terrorist attacks who perished in New York City's World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Shanksville, Pa., where a hijacked plane crashed.  Defense Dept. photo by Linda Hosek
  • Members of the Shenandoah Valley Young Marines stand together during the 2008 National America Supports You Freedom Walk in Washington, D.C., Sept. 7, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by Linda Hosek
  • Members of the Shenandoah Valley Young Marines from Front Royal, Va., march in the 2008 National America Supports You Freedom Walk in Washington, D.C., Sept. 7, 2008.  Defense Dept. photo by Linda Hosek
  • Bagpipers play in the 2008 National America Supports You Freedom Walk in Washington, D.C., Sept. 7, 2008. Bagpipers and drummers from police and fire departments in New York City, Philadelphia and Northern Virginia were among thousands to participate in the event to  honor the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001.  Defense Dept. photo by Linda Hosek
  • Thousands of civilians and troops stay in step during the 2008 National America Supports You Freedom Walk in Washington, D.C.  Defense Dept. photo by Linda Hosek
  • Thousands of people participate in the 2008 National America Supports You Freedom Walk in Washington, D.C., Sept. 7, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by Linda Hosek
  • Stephanie Dunn DeSimone reflects during the 2008 National America Supports You Freedom Walk in Washington, D.C., Sept. 7, 2008. DeSimone's husband, U.S. Navy Cmdr. Patrick Dunn, died Sept. 11, 2001, when a plane hijacked by terrorists crashed into the Pentagon.  Defense Dept. photo by Linda Hosek
  • Alex Masone, who worked at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, and knew many of the people who perished in the terrorist attack there, is among the thousands of participants in the 2008 National America Supports You Freedom Walk in Washington, D.C., Sept. 11, 2008. Masone, who has cerebral palsy, completed the walk in his wheelchair. Defense Dept. photo by Linda Hosek
  • Participates of the 2008 National America Supports You Freedom Walk gather at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Sept. 7, 2008, to attend a concert by the Oak Ridge Boys. Defense Dept. photo by Linda Hosek
  • Kelly Wright, reporter and Fox News Channel anchor, says hello to a little boy before a concert at the Pentagon by the Oak Ridge Boys after the 2008 National America Supports You Freedom Walk in Washington, D.C., Sept. 7, 2008. Wright was the master of ceremonies for the event. Defense Dept. photo by Linda Hosek
  • Members of the Oak Ridge Boys sing during a concert at the Pentagon after the 2008 National America Supports You Freedom Walk in Washington, D.C., Sept. 7, 2008.  Defense Dept. photo by Linda Hosek
  • William Lee Golden, a member of the Oak Ridge Boys, sings during a concert after the 2008 National America Supports You Freedom Walk in Washington, D.C., Sept. 7, 2008. The event honors those who died during the Sept. 11, 2008, terrorists attacks. Defense Dept. photo by Linda Hosek
  • Joe Bonsall, a member of the Oak Ridge Boys, sings at a concert after the 2008 National America Supports You Freedom Walk in Washington, D.C., Sept. 7, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by Linda Hosek
  • A band member from the Oak Ridge Boys plays the keyboard during a concert at the Pentagon after the 2008 National America Supports You Freedom Walk in Washington, D.C., Sept. 7, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by Linda Hosek
  • The crowd applauds the Oak Ridge Boys, who played after the 2008 National America Supports You Freedom Walk in Washington, D.C., Sept. 7, 2008.  Defense Dept. photo by Linda Hosek
  • Desia Loeser-Marbury, 9, listens to the Oak Ridge Boys after participating in the 2008 National America Supports You Freedom Walk in Washington, D.C., Sept. 7, 2008. She and her parents, U.S. Army Sgt. Felix and Rhonda Marbury, are stationed at Fort Belvoir, Va. Defense Dept. photo by Linda hosek
  • A mother and son enjoy front-row seats to watch the Oak Ridge Boys perform at the Pentagon after the 2008 National America Supports You Freedom Walk in Washington, D.C., Sept. 7, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by Linda Hosek
  • Members of the Oak Ridge Boys sing during a concert at the Pentagon after the 2008 National America Supports You Freedom Walk in Washington, D.C., Sept. 7, 2008.  Defense Dept. photo by Linda Hosek
  • Members of the Oak Ridge Boys pause during their concert to shake hands with participants of the 2008 National America Supports You Freedom Walk in Washington, D.C., Sept. 7, 2008. The band played after the event, which honored those who perished in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists attacks. Defense Dept. photo by Linda Hosek