Monday, August 6, 2007

THE MOVING WALL












The slick black stone of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.,has stood since 1982 as a silent sentinel to the more than 58,000 names listedas casualties or missing in action from the Vietnam War.
Mobile versions of the wall have been touring the country for more than 20 years — and one came to Provo. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall was atProvo's North Park, 500 N. 500 West, Thursday(8/3/07) to Monday (8/6/07). There was an openingceremony at 10 a.m. Thurs and a closing ceremony Monday at 10 a.m. During bothceremonies, the Timpview High School band played a tribute to armed forcespersonnel from the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard.
Visitors looking for specific names could have a free certificate printedwith additional historical information at no charge.
I visited the wall a few times, made rubbings of family member names, andattended the closing ceremony. What an amazing piece of history to take part in.I've been to the wall designed by Maya Lin in DC, but this was so cool. I loveAmerica. We live in an amazing country. let freedom ring!
xoxoxo

2 comments:

littles big brother said...

didn't ever see you on the news or anything. Have you researched that to see where the creapy photographer was going to put those pictures he took?

deanna said...

maybe I'm in his personal newspaper...ewww.
xoxoxo