This memorable photograph - thought to be among the inspirations for the famous Boys Town slogan, "He ait's heavy, Father...he's my brother" - was taken in the 1920's in Nebraska. The boy wearing leg braces was admitted to the institution in 1919. Because of difficulty walking, other youngsters routinely carried him on their backs. Boys Town was founded by Father Edward J. Flanagan in 1917. Religion News Service file photo

This memorable photograph – thought to be among the inspirations for the famous Boys Town slogan, “He ait’s heavy, Father…he’s my brother” – was taken in the 1920′s in Nebraska. The boy wearing leg braces was admitted to the institution in 1919. Because of difficulty walking, other youngsters routinely carried him on their backs. Boys Town was founded by Father Edward J. Flanagan in 1917. Religion News Service file photo

Sally Morrow

Sally Morrow

Sally Morrow joined Religion News Service in March 2012 as Photo/Multimedia Editor. She is a photographer and editor based in Kansas City, Mo. Morrow has worked as a multimedia editor and photographer at Newsday, The Des Moines Register, and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

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