These are my neighbors and friends, Lloyd and Helen. They live two doors up from us. Lloyd is 93 years old and a decorated veteran of World War II. I have photographed them and their family before, but that was in 2006, so I thought it was high time for another portrait sitting. I chose Veterans Day for the obvious reasons. I’ve known Lloyd and Helen for 16 years, ever since I moved into my house. They’ve lived in their home since it was new — 1956! Lloyd is a man of few words, and I like that about him. Helen tells me that in all their 65+ years of marriage, he never spoke about the war until the last 10 years or so, then he finally began to give her the details of his experiences. She is very proud of him and his service, and I’m proud to have them as my neighbors. You really couldn’t ask for better folk to live near you.