The Wall  

frbnkslady 49F
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6/11/2006 4:34 pm

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6/12/2006 11:14 am

The Wall

This another link to my Dear Friend 100prcntnocnt blog. She has written a very touching post on her and her Mothers visit to the Vietnam Veterns Traveling Memorial Wall. It was the first for them both. [post 384286]

I seen it about 7 yrs ago for the first time ever. I can honestly tell you, I stood there and cried. For the sacrifice, the loss the hurt of those visiting it. Do you know NOTHING gets thrown out that is left behind there?? Its in a museum.
I do not want to see another wall like this, but I don't think we can get away from it either.
I know most of you by now know how I feel about any of this. Please HONOR our troops, show your support in some way. It may seem small to you, but believe me the receiver will cherish it. T


free2chose2 67F

6/12/2006 10:22 am

Over ten years ago I visited "The Wall" found my cousin's name-It was a very tearful moment/hour

Don't worry, be Happy

frbnkslady replies on 6/12/2006 11:14 am:
((((hugz))))... T

Intensity4U 53M
7432 posts
6/11/2006 5:16 pm

Hey T, I posted the following comment on 100prcntnocnt's post:
I had a cousin killed in Vietnam in 1968. He was 13 or 14 years older than me so I was closer to his younger brothers & sisters. In 1990, on my first visit to DC, I wanted to find his name on the 'wall' - the Vietnam Memorial. You have to look in the book to find the panel# - in the book they have their birthdate as well. That was the first I knew that we shared the same birthday. It was a pretty special moment. I'd really never thought that a wall of names could be much of a memorial, but walking through there, seeing ALL of those names, finding my cousin's name - it was terribly moving. I couldn't speak for quite a while not even to share what I saw in the book.

frbnkslady replies on 6/11/2006 6:09 pm:
Reaches right 'in' and grabs you doesn't it?? And sometimes it doesn't release you.
I am glad you got to see it. T

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