Sunday, February 9, 2014


While visiting Cleveland on a business trip, I had the opportunity to see the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and other sights. One of them was this great War Memorial. It honors all who have perished during 20th Century wars. Those lost in Vietnam are, of course, honored here.

The memorial was originally built to honor WWII soldiers but in 1991 was refurbished and expanded to include all from the 20th century.

Our other conflicts post Vietnam are recalled here, too. As always seems to be the case and not particularly prophetic, empty spaces are provided for the future sacrifices of those possibly not yet born.

The statue is of a man escaping the flames of war and reaching for everlasting peace. There are fountains surrounding the statue, but they were not on the day I was there which provided this clear view.

Interestingly, the statue/fountain is known by three different names: The Fountain of Eternal Life, The War Memorial Fountain and Peace Emerging from the Flames of War.The large globe on which he is standing represents the earth. The whole statue is 35 feet tall.

Next time, we will visit Pennsylvania . So join me at 9:00am on the 14th of February.

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