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#125537 - 11/11/03 03:37 PM Vetrans and Remembrance Day.
Ivanhoe Offline

Registered: 03/19/03
Posts: 1907
To the men and women of Male Survivor.

Just taking a minute or two this morning to Remember.

We have an outstanding Memorial to the brave men and women who served our country during the Viet Nam era. I believe the black granite comes from the same quary as the stone used in DC's wall.

Our memorial has been a touch stone for me because I'm old enough to be one of the soldiers who passed the torch to these men and women represented....I finished my tour of service in January of 1963.

There are five or six groupings of small walls, divided into time periods, that retain the names of those who fell. These groupings are arranged along a spiral path which leads up the side of a bowl of grass, nestled into the hill, with the path ending at the top of the bowl, looking back down into the center where it all began.

There are de>
"No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence."
George Eliot

#125538 - 11/12/03 05:20 PM Re: Vetrans and Remembrance Day.
Leosha Offline

Registered: 06/18/03
Posts: 3614
Loc: Right here
David, thank you, and Freedom, and all others here who have served to protect this country and others. I respect and admire you for what you do.


Avatar photo in memory of my younger brother Makar.

"Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted."~~~Martin Luther King Jr., 1963

#125539 - 11/12/03 07:00 PM Re: Vetrans and Remembrance Day.
crisispoint Offline

Registered: 09/24/03
Posts: 2154
Loc: Massachusetts
I will never forget, David.

For our U.S. and Canadian veterans, I think you and salute you.

Scot... \:D

There are reasons I'm taking medication. They're called "other people." - Me, displaying my anti-social tendancies

#125540 - 11/13/03 01:34 AM Re: Vetrans and Remembrance Day.
gryffindor Offline

Registered: 02/08/03
Posts: 131
Loc: St. Charles, Illinois

I'll never forget either. A kid on my street, George Doane, fell too. He was two years older than me so I contented myself with admiring him from afar. He had a motor scooter. I never did see him drive a car.


"Where there's a will, there's a way." American Folk Saying

"Had I not fallen, I could not have arisen; had I not sat in darkness, I would not have recognized the light." Midrash Tehillim Ch. 22


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