What a day to be alive
Former U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 303rd Military Police Company, of Jackson, Michigan, and their family members rotate a 179-pound pig over coals to prepare for their annual "Happy Alive Day" picnic in Stockbridge, Michigan, June 15, 2018. The Soldiers were military police who survived a Taliban attack on their base while deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan, June 19, 2012. The Soldiers organize the picnic each year to celebrate life and to show that unity in the military brotherhood is stronger than the enemies who attacked them. Twelve Soldiers from the unit received the Purple Heart from wounds sustained in that attack. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)