Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Vietnam Memorial Wall


A half-scale Vietnam Memorial Wall was dedicated in Punta Gorda in November 2016.


The black granite wall has the names of all 58,000 men and women 
who lost their lives in that controversial war.



(And the answers to many questions yesterday, no, I didn't buy a boat.
I just went there to take photographs.  Sick?  Yes, I agree.)

9 comments:

Andy said...

The number of names on the Memorial Wall really hit home.

LOLfromPasa said...

Brings tears to my eyes. Beautiful memorial.

Sharon Anck said...

What an impressive memorial. There are a few of my classmates in that list of names.

RedPat said...

It is an amazing number of people who died there.

William Kendall said...

Even in half scale, it's big.

Bob Crowe said...

I've been to the one in Washington a couple of times. It is indescribably moving but too busy to photograph well, unless you arrive at dawn. Which might be a good idea. This one, even in the lushness of Florida, has a sense of isolation.

Tanya Breese said...

all those names :( i've seen the one in dc...it's very moving...

jennyfreckles said...

Too, too many names. And we don't learn....

Kay said...

It's bad enough that there are 58,000 dead. It doesn't include the others who came back permanently scarred in one way or another.