I've always loved that 1st picture you posted, and I've seen others like it, very powerful, and a very powerful place! I saw a documentary awhile ago about all the things left at wall by people over the years, very moving piece that I would recommend.
For the trauma our heroes returning from Vietnam endured they deserve a lot more than a wall. I have a hard time not shedding a tear at any of the memorials in the DC area. I know/knew someone who survived every war since WWI. I can see the faces of ones who have passed away when I look at a memorial. I can't imagine what someone who lost a son or father feels when they see that same mental image.
Our Legion does an awesome job here in our little town of Munnsville and we had the Moving Wall on Display for a Week at our local High School. The whole town and all the folks with backhoes and such did a huge preparation for it and It was so awesome! People came from hundreds of miles around, the Bikes coming past my house were endless for days! That was a solemn and proud moment for all of us. One of the only times I can ever remember where The Red and The Blue crowds were joined by the White as a whole Citizen. No partisan politics in that crowd, only Americans remembering folks they missed so badly that it transcends everything else.
Last edited by WebleyFosbery38; 12-07-2012 at 10:43 AM.
I have a print of the 1st picture on one of my walls in my house with some fallen Heroes who I had the privilege of serving with.
I also visited the Vietnam Memorial twice; once during Memorial day and the other just a random day. Both time there where buddies leaving gifts. Something I will never forget and I will go there again when my son is at least 12 years old.