The APME has honored this photograph as National Member Photo of the Month for May 2014.
Thanks to Nicole Frugé and Pete Kiehart at the San Francisco Chroniclef or judging this month.
Here is what the judges had to say about the winning image:
"We chose the image because it was surprising and it had a heartwarming human dimension making it more than just a one-note news image. The somber expressions balanced the humor, hitting a perfect note. It was a lovely tribute to a young life cut too short."
Below is the link to all images entered for May and the winner is slide #14.
Caption: Pallbearers dressed as 7-year-old Sebastian Gerena's favorite superheroes carry his casket during his funeral mass, Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in Philadelphia. The pallbearers are relatives, friends and staff at Families Forward, the West Philadelphia shelter where Gerena lived. Gerena, who had a rare heart defect, died after collapsing in his south Philadelphia elementary school classroom last week. (AP Photo/The Philadelphia Daily News, Alejandro A. Alvarez)