A thoughtful post and hopefully will remind us of our connectedness with one another and the futility of war.
Our last trip to Washington D.C. took us to the opening summer of the Holocaust museum and then to our first view of The Wall. I looked for my cousins name and all the others. Such a somber day and then the worst migraine of my life and many tears....
Always heartbreaking to see memorials like this—especially when you think of the wars still being fought all over the world. When will we learn?
At the Wall in D.C., the initial reaction of some, including some Members of Congress, was that the Wall was not a fitting design, and they insisted on adding a traditional bronze statue, which was done. It looks like the Wall in New Mexico also includes both designs.
This looks like a very touching memorial. Like those above, I wonder when we will learn to live together.
oh, gosh. so sobering.
A very moving memorial. I especially like the statue. There is a lot of emotion in that woman's face. Thank you for sharing this today.
sobering images.frankly my dear
Something so final about names on a wall. Each name has a face that their family and friends remember. By remembering them, they will always be alive!
To see all those names, you realize all the death so much more. Always so confronting those memorials and makes you feel so sad.
Who might those people have become in life and what else might they have contributed had they lived?
How sad war is! May God save us from disasters and war. Life is so short let us be kind to one and other.The statue is impressive and beautiful in all its sadness.Have a great week,Wil, ABCW Team
I knew someone that didn't come home and held his sister since I was there when they came to tell her. Still brings tears to my eyes.
Each image is hauntingly powerful in their own ways.
Very touching and haunting.
This statue is also in the Connecticut State Capitol. It was done because female soldiers felt that the statue of the male soldier didn't recognize the contribution of female soldiers. It is a fine statue.
Been there. Sobering stuff.ROG, ABCW
A poignant reminder.
Thanks for this post, Kate.
This brings tears to my eyes. I lost several dear friends in Vietnam. I hope they're never forgotten.
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