Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Wall that Heals

Today we went to see The Wall that Heals, a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in DC. I saw the one in DC when I was about 13 and I remember being awed by it even though I didn't understand the importance of it at that age. I'm so glad we got to see this one today. It seems like the names are endless. 58,000 names.

There were flowers here and there along the wall and small flags with photos attached. This one made me cry.

It says, "Bob, I still miss you after all these years. Love Always, Barbara."

I'm thankful for the blood that was shed for me on Calvary and for the sacrifices of these men and others.


Davisix said...

Goosebumps and a lump in my throat. Thanks for sharing and helping us all to remember.

On a completely different note...we're all pretty much healthy now if you and the Coffee Cups want to come over for a visit. :) xoxo Ang

Ashley Griffin said...

so moving!!!

McCrakensx4 said...

I still get tears thinking about visiting the wall in DC with my dad. He found some guys he knew in Veitman on the wall. Very heart breaking.

BD said...

my dad is also a Vietnam Vet and I went to the wall with him when I was younger. It still moves me to tears. Great post! On a lighter note...sounds like we have alot in common....I also LOVE to read!! Maybe we will get to meet over New Year's when we are at Ang's home!

Kelly said...

Thanks for posting this. My dad is a Vietnam Vet. He lost several good friends whose names are on the wall!! On a happy note... I too LOVE horses and it has always been my dream to own them. Haven't gotten there yet. I used to "show" when I was young. Best time!! Thanks for stopping by! You are welcome any time! Blessings!