Mystery Behind Couple In Romantic Photo Solved
It's the photo that captivated the nation. An unidentified couple sharing a tender moment at the War Memorial in Washington, D.C.
But, who are they? Now, the mystery has been solved.
The man in uniform and the pretty woman in a black-and-white dress just released a statement through a U.S. Air Force spokesperson, saying they were: "Delighted that this intimate moment at the War Memorial has brought warmth and inspiration to many hearts. It does them good to know the photos have restored hope in the idea of love."
But they want to clear one thing up—he was not proposing marriage.
"They had become engaged two weeks prior to these photos," said the Air Force statement, "The photographer happened to catch the couple acting as if they were reciting their vows in the middle of the memorial, and re-living their sweet moment."
As it turns out, the couple was checking out various D.C. locations to find the perfect spot for their wedding ceremony. They asked the Pentagon not to release their names "so that they can plan their wedding out of the public eye."
Meanwhile, Angila Golik—the amateur photographer who took the picture during a visit to the nation's capitol—appeared on the Today show.
"I don't really know how to use the camera that well, and I took a total of five photos. And when I got back to my hotel room, I figured all of them would be blurry, and these were the only two that turned out semi-decent," said Golik.
Some folks accused her of invading the couple's privacy by posting the photo on the internet for all the world to see.
"I considered not posting the pictures, but I have them and I don't need them for myself. And it's such a beautiful moment. I would think any new bride would want them for her scrapbooks," said Golik.
The young lovers agreed—and publicly thanked Golik for "capturing photographs they might not have otherwise had."
And we have to agree!