Vietnam Veterans Memorial

It’s time to visit Susan A Southern DayDreamer to join in on Outdoor Wednesday.

 

I was driving past the Acacia Memorial Park in Shoreline, Washington last week and noticed all the flags flying. Being a curious blogger I popped a U-ie made a U-turn to see what was going on. The Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall was being exhibited for 3 days on this site. It was a sobering experience.

“The Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall is dedicated to all Americans who served in Vietnam and honors all veterans of the U.S. military. The three-day exhibition is sponsored by Vietnam Veterans Association posts 102 and 423 and local Dignity Memorial funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers.”

“The monument was created as a service to those who might never travel to the nation’s capital to experience the Vietnam Veterans Memorial firsthand,” said Donna Wagner, director of Dignity Memorial providers in Seattle. “Our replica offers visitors a chance for healing and reflections, and we are very pleased to be able to share it with the community.”

Photobucket is holding all my photos that I stored on their site from 2007-2015 hostage replacing them with ugly grey and black boxes and asking for a large ransom to retrieve them. It is a slow process to go through all my posts deleting the ugly boxes.

 

 

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26 thoughts on “Vietnam Veterans Memorial

  1. That wall came near here a while ago. It was awesome. I have visited the one in DC as well and it was so moving. When my nephew was an active Marine, he was in the presidential guard. For awhile, he was stationed at The Wall. He told me it was really tough on Memorial Day when all the older Vets would visit. They would talk to him, many with tears and it was a very sobering and moving experience for a young Marine.

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful pics.

    Christi

  2. This memorial traveled to our area, and it was an extremely moving experience. I’ve not been to DC, so I appreciated the chance to see this. Thanks for sharing this.

  3. I’ve been there…it’s humbling. And I must admit I teared up. I have a good, good friend…in fact if it were fate, I’d be a widow today….so sad.

    My Outdoor Wednesday is photos of surfers/the Gulf Waters…come on over test the water temperatures!! I’d love to have your company today.

  4. I think that this is a fitting tribute to those lost in combat, and that the organizations that sponsor these visits throughout the country should definitely be commended and supported by the communities they serve. I have seen The Wall in DC, and it is an extremely moving experience. Thanks for sharing your photos.

  5. Hi Ellen,
    Very moving, I was in college then, I remember the drawing of birth dates to see who would go…and the ones who never came back..
    Beautiful photos…

  6. Hello Ellen, I have visited that wall and it is an awesome sight. We were looking for a boy in our neighborhood who died in Vietnam. He was the sweetest young man whom everyone loved. I saw my father break down and cry for the first time in my life. He loved this boy named Danny. We all did.

    Thank you for sharing this needed memorial. Americans should grieve for the loss of so many Americans who fought for and in the name of our country.

    Hugs…Jeanne

  7. I visited the replica when it came to OR several years ago. It was more moving, I think, than the memorial in Washington, DC, perhaps because it is smaller and more ‘approachable’.

  8. I visited the memorial in Washington and it was an unexpectedly sobering and silent experience. This traveling memorial makes for such a neighborhood connection with this national tribute.

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