Anthony Shadid should have been in Cambridge last night.
The city was like home to him, one of his colleagues recalled, and he had long been scheduled to appear at the Harvard Book Store to launch his new book House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East. He died last month of an asthma attack while covering the bloodshed in Syria.
Unless you're glued to Reddit or Twitter, you probably missed this. While we were celebrating a frivolous five-year-anniversary, the family of Army Sgt. William M. Sigua, 82nd Airborne, was commemorating a very different kind of five-year anniversary. The slideshow below was posted to imgur and has been viewed well over a half-million times in less than 24 hours.