About the image

The image of “Kilroy” in our header is an engraving of Kilroy on the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

“Kilroy was here” is an American expression that became popular during World War II, typically seen in graffiti. Its origin is debated, but the phrase and the distinctive accompanying doodle became associated with GIs in the 1940s: a bald-headed man (sometimes depicted as having a few hairs) with a prominent nose peeking over a wall with his fingers clutching the wall. [Image and explanation courtesy of Wikipedia]