52. (l. to r.) Marjorie Angel and Rebecca Barile, mother and daughter with flag at Rebecca’s front door, Akron, Ohio

(l. to r.) Marjorie Angel and Rebecca Barile, mother and daughter with flag at Rebecca’s front door, Akron, Ohio

2003

Archival inkjet print

20 x 24 in. 


Rebecca and Marjorie stand in late afternoon sun on the front stoop of Becky’s place on Rhea Avenue. Flags in windows, on porches, hung like drapes or on small angled staffs, and as windshield and bumper stickers are usual sights here in northeastern Ohio. Less than two years have passed since the major terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and many are anxious to show their support for the troops. In this part of the country it is not uncommon for families to have members in the military. Two of Marjorie’s sons and one of Rebecca’s daughters are military veterans.