During this holy season of Easter and Passover, I'd like to dedicate today's post to those men and women who have served in Vietnam and will not be here to enjoy the holidays with their families.
Partially covered in snow, the Vietnam Memorial near Angel Fire, New Mexico, is a strikingly, stark building which is sobering to view and experience. On the grounds are a helicopter used during the war and a statue of a young soldier writing home. Objects in the small chapel have been left by loved ones.
At the sight of the heavenly throne
Ezekiel fell on his face,
but the voice of God
commanded, "Son of man, stand
upon your feet and I will speak with you."
If we are to
stand on our feet in the
presence of God, what, then,
is one man that he should
debase the dignity of another?
by David Westphall, inscribed on the wall of the chapel.
To read a personal story and more photos about the memorial, how and why it was established by one set of grieving parents, click here.