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Old 12-07-2012, 12:58 AM   #11
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I visited "The Wall" in 2000. I had to walk away frolm my family to compose myself. VERY moving experience even though I'm a little too young to have participated.



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Old 12-07-2012, 01:17 AM   #12
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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.



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Old 12-07-2012, 02:31 AM   #13
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I visited "The Wall" in 2000. I had to walk away frolm my family to compose myself. VERY moving experience even though I'm a little too young to have participated.
I visited that wall in D.C., too. I cried like a baby the whole time I was there. So many lives gone. Sons, fathers, brothers, husbands.
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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.

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The Wall is almost too much to take in. All of those brave men and women, the names seem to go on forever. I took this when we visited last year.

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So sad but so incredible at the same time.

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.

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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.

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Those pictures got me too. Every time I see a picture of The Wall, I think for a second about how brave those men were.

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