A slick interface, a heartfelt story and few moments of laughter fuse to create Medals of Memory, a look at the military tattoo and the men and women who emblaze their flesh with the ink.

The Naples Daily News package features Army Specialist Jolene Wieber’s path to having a cross tattooed on her right leg to honor the memory of her best friend, Cpl. Karen N. Clifton, who was killed under enemy attack in Iraq.

The result is a touching story that examines her reasons behind it and the simple truth that for military service men and women it’s about never forgetting, because “time fades most things. Tattoos, sure, but not the stories.”