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  • My 'Nam Memorial Pics

    I was in DC for a conference and link up with a few gents I know. While there, I took an afternoon to walk the Mall. Been there before, but being a weekday and winter, I literally had the entire place to my self it seemed. I took these pics of the memorial. I'm sure all of you have been there and know the lock these blocks of granite seem to have on one's emotions. I think these captured it's power fairly well. The letter from the first pic reads:

    "Sing your song of death and die like a hero going home"

    I'm not big on poetry, but I thought that was moving writing and I pondered who wrote it....











    PS, anyone catch the bird sitting on the guys head?
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    Thanks for shareing. Someday I hope visit the memorial.
    Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by brad601 View Post
      Thanks for shareing. Someday I hope visit the memorial.
      It's very moving, as is the rest of the Mall.
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      • #4
        Thank you for sharing

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        • #5
          In November 2001 I was in DC. I wanted to go the The Wall. I got real emotional thinking about it and still do. Like I said I wanted to go, but I didn't have anyone to go with me and I wasn't sure I could handle it by myself. I will go someday, I have to, because it, The Wall, still calls me.
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          • #6
            Yes, Very Moving.

            Also I guess the bird wanted to be part of the moment.

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            • #7
              No visit to DC is complete w/o visiting The Wall & ANC.

              Zep;
              I know of two traveling replicas of The Wall. Have you considered visiting one of them?
              Stupidity should be a felony so that they lose the right to vote.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Pogue Mahone View Post
                No visit to DC is complete w/o visiting The Wall & ANC.

                Zep;
                I know of two traveling replicas of The Wall. Have you considered visiting one of them?
                I only recently heard about the traveling replicas. How do you find out where they are going to be?
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                • #9
                  Zeplin, here's the 2010 schedule

                  http://www.themovingwall.org/skeds/10/index.htm

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by FutureWVtrooper View Post
                    Zeplin, here's the 2010 schedule

                    http://www.themovingwall.org/skeds/10/index.htm
                    Thanks! Sikeston, MO is about 3 hours from here. Sept 9-13
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                    • #11
                      Wow, I'm just speechless looking at all those names.
                      Life is what you make of it

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                      • #12
                        I went to the Museum of American History before going to The Wall. At the museum they had a bunch of personal effects from soldier in that war. It made the names on The Wall all that much more, for lack of a better word, tangiable.

                        Zep, I'm almost the opposite of you. When I visited DC I was traveling alone. And I was most thankful for it when I visited The Wall, & especially ANC. I don't think most people would have understood the emotional impact.
                        Stupidity should be a felony so that they lose the right to vote.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by MD11pilot View Post
                          Wow, I'm just speechless looking at all those names.
                          They go on for a long way.
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