RE: Memorializing the Day, Happy Memorial Day

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Yesterday I was finally able to attend a parade in commemoration of Memorial Day. In previous years this activity had been suspended due to the pandemic. Yesterday I was able to enjoy a solemn act in which the fallen in battle were honored. I loved seeing how everyone dressed in the colors of the flag. A lot of patriotism display. All in all it was a good and beautiful day.

You know that one of the places that struck me the most on my visit to Washington was that Vietnam memorial. It was so sad to see so many names inscribed on those walls. It is one thing reading and watching movies/ documentaries about that war, but it is a totally different thing is reading their names and looking at some of their faces ( I saw some pictures left in the monument. I guess their families leave them there)

I would have liked to see that cemetery, but I didn't have the time to get there, even though I it was so close to where I was .I think it is also an important site to visit.maybe next time !

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How wonderful that you got to see the parade. I went to the big parade they have here and visited the Memorials. We also go to the cemetery about once a month to lay flowers and pay our respects.

The Wall is stunning and the names make me lose my words.


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I forgot to ask you how long since you came here from Venezuela? I grew up in New England where most people are friendly and families close. It has always been like that. I know of the pictures and cards on the Wall that you speak of. Here is one. There are always many of them. Next time, the cemetery!


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Your pictures are beautiful. I am so glad you got to see the Wall. It is a prtty incredible piece. Poignant and meaningful.

Have a beautiful night and thank you for taking the time to comment! @francisaponte25

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The Wall is stunning and the names make me lose my words.
It is !

I've been here for three years now ( I arrived in the US on June 2019). Time flies; but at the same time, I feel like if it has stopped somehow. This is so weird.

What a touching message on that card !

"I will never understand the sacrifice your family made with your loss", though words.

Have a nice rest of the week @dswigle !

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