One more for Veteran’s Day. The Vietnam Memorial. Left at the Wall.

Left at the Wall: Tokens of Remembrance at the Vietnam Memorial

Personal Reminders of the War We Tried to Forget

As the foundation of the Vietnam Memorial was being poured in 1982, an unidentified Naval officer stepped over the construction barrier, threw his deceased brother’s Purple Heart in to the wet cement, and saluted. So began the tradition of visitor’s impromptu offerings to their fallen Vietnam veterans.

Over the years, thousands of letters and tokens were left. Have you ever wondered what happens to them? You’re not alone. The FAQ section of the National Park Service’s Vietnam Memorial web site list only three questions. >>Read More

A heart-felt thank you to all the Vets and the families who stood with them. God bless you all.


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