Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Viet Nam Memorial Wall

Last weekend Spud and I went to visit the Traveling Viet Nam Memorial Wall which was on display in our town.

Historians generally agree that the Viet Nam War spanned the years from 1959 to 1975. I was born in 1961 and graduated from 8th grade in 1975. I remember hearing about the war and seeing the images on television. I did not fully understand what was happening at the time. I don't think a lot of adults did either.

I have visited the real wall in Washington, D.C. The Colonel and I had our honeymoon in D.C., but to see this traveling wall made me realize again the scope of the loss of American lives that occurred during those sixteen years...over 58,000.

"War is Hell"
-William Tecumseh Sherman
During a presentation at the Ohio State Fair in 1880.

In honor of this past Veteran's Day, I want to say thank you to all of our veterans of all the wars for your service and sacrifice. God bless you and God bless America!


  1. We visited the wall when it came to Noblesville. I am always amazed at the tokens and objects left behind, even at the traveling wall, and after all these years. It is truly touching. Bonnie Jo

  2. Nice blog, it sends chills down my arms.

  3. I also saw it in Noblestucky with Sean. To quote Bonnie Jo "It is truly touching". I recommend it to everyone. Michael

  4. The traveling wall has visited Fort Harrison several times. The emotions are high when the wall arrives. I have viewed the wall on many occasions during early morning walks...me, Finlay, and my prayers for the veterans passed, present, and future. God bless America. Jennifer