Saturday, October 8, 2011

Remembering those who gave the last full measure of devotion

Last night we took sandwiches to Garden Grove Park on Westminster, played at the playground, then went to The Moving Wall.  The Moving Wall is a half-sized replica of the permanent Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C.  It's called "The Moving Wall" because it moves all over the country to communities who host could also be called that because it is so emotionally moving to see 58,000+ names inscribed, who gave the last full measure of devotion for a grateful country.

I saw the real Vietnam Memorial in D.C. many years ago, but it's great that our kids get to see it without taking a flight!

Natalie and I were hanging out...

...and Tom had the boys.  I didn't realize that they were being such a challenge until he told me later...they might be a little young to understand.

The bench is a good place to sit and reflect.

 Lukas is posing with uniforms from the South Vietnamese army.

A bagpiper playing as the sun set. 
The Moving Wall will be in Orange County through Monday; you can visit it 24 hours a day (the adjacent education center is not open 24 hours). Much easier to visit than flying to D.C.!

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