The photo above, which ran in a New Yorker photo essay called "Service" and shows Elsheba Khan, an Indo-Caribbean immigrant from Trinidad at the grave of her son, Kareem Khan. The photo was cited by former secretary of state Gen. Colin Powell during his endorsement of Barack Obama on this week's "Meet the Press" (video clip below).
Here's how SAJAer and St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Aisha Sultan described the TV moment:
And then he reminded us of an American hero:
In the NYT, Maureen Dowd wrote a column called "Moved by a Crescent." She started by listing several things that "bugged" Powell about the Republican Party, then went on to say:
“I stared at it for an hour,” he told me. “Who could debate that this kid lying in Arlington with Christian and Jewish and nondenominational buddies was not a fine American?