In 2011, Nicholas Vogt, then a first lieutenant, was severely injured by a roadside bomb while on foot patrol in Afghanistan. He says, "The only thing that I want to pass on is this: Losing limbs is like losing a good friend. We wish we could still be with them, but it wasn't 'in the cards'. Then we get up, remember the good times, and thank God for whatever we have left."
Sgt. Joel Tavera, now 26, was severely burned and blinded, and lost a leg in Iraq at age 20. More than 90 surgeries later, he has this to say about his journey thus far: "Looks are deceiving. ... What looks like a half empty glass is actually three-quarters full."
A statue of Olympias, mother of Alexander the Great, depicts her as pregnant with her famous son. It's part of a monument to Alexander's family in Skopje, the Macedonian capital.