Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Left Behind

Well, we are back on track now, back to posting about Vietnam memorials.

Today, I have a very special post for you.

As you probably know visitors to the Wall often leave things behind. A memento, or a personal item, or sometimes something as simple as a flag.

What you may not know is that every single thing left behind by visitors is collected every day and sent to storage facilities in the area, where it is catalogued and stored. Currently, two warehouses are being used to maintain all the items. There are plans, I believe to create a rotating display of these items once the Education Center is complete on the mall.

 Jay Korff, a reporter for ABC7, along with Kevin Drennen, has created a documentary about these items. It aired this past November and he has given me permission to post it here. This film is part of series the station has created called News Worth Watching and I think you will find it different from what we usually see on the news.

I think you will be absolutely amazed at the job these two pros did and at the myriad of items left at The Wall.

So, now, please take a little time to view this wonderful piece and please tell your family, friends, and especially vets about it. Its healing power is not to be denied.


Please let me know what you think and if you like it, let ABC7 know too so that they will continue to produce interesting, timely and in this case, healing, presentations.

I will, soon, be posting more news about these compelling projects, so, stay tuned!

Next time, on the 8th, we will venture back, believe it or not to Ireland, this time to visit a Vietnam memorial so, join me there, as usual, at 9:00am.

To see other Vietnam memorials from around the country, please click on a state name on the left side of this page.

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