Daily Distraction: Mystery Military Proposal
Posted by Katie Ostoich on July 16, 2012 at 2:57 PM
Warning this video may make you tear up. I’ll admit my vision got a little blurry for a minute. Photographer Angila Golik was out practicing her skills on a recent visit to Washington, D.C. when she saw a couple at the Washington War Memorial. A couple stopped in the middle of the beautiful lighted pavilion and as she was snapping, the man dropped down to one knee and proposed.
She snapped several pics of him popping the question and after looking at them, decided she wanted to find the couple. ‘As you can see from his uniform, he is in the Air Force and the proposal is at the War Rotunda. Their story captivates me. And I don’t even know them,’ she said.
‘Is he a veteran of war and coming home to his love, or is he leaving for war?’
Though her intentions seem genuine, Mrs Golik has met with some criticism after making her mission public. The Nevada-based Mrs Golik defended her choice to post the video online because there is no other way for her to reach out to the couple.
'I know as a sentimental person, and once a bride, I would have loved to have pictures of the proposal my husband did. So I just thought I was doing a good thing by trying to get them the pictures,' she said in a response to her critics on YouTube.
She said that she originally reached out to officials at Andrews Air Force base to see if they would run an ad in their newspaper with a picture of the couple in an effort for friends of the couple's to identify the subjects, but the air force officials said that they are not allowed to do so until receiving permission from the couple themselves.
You can email the photographer if you know the couple: email@example.com.