Monday, July 16, 2018

Massachusetts XII

In keeping with my on-going efforts to honor those lost in Vietnam I began a smaller project called Faces of Remembrance, where I present portrait like photos gathered from memorials around the country.

It has somewhat startled me to discover of the approximately 700 memorials I have visited how very few actually have likenesses of those lost. So, let me use this post as an endorsement of the Wall of Faces project underway at the Education Center coming to The Wall in DC. The center is attempting to collect photographs of every name on The Wall, all 58,318, I encourage you to participate.

Many states have already completed the process but more pictures are needed. So if you have one, send it to them.

Go here for info about how to submit a photograph:


http://www.vvmf.org/how-to-submit  
  
These photos are a little different as they are not from memorial statues, as are most, but from the plaques on the Charlestown section of greater Boston's Wall. As I was not planning this particular subset of pictures when I traveled in that area, these pics are pulled from the larger photos and therefore are a bit skewed to the eye. Lessons learned, lessons learned.








Next time, on the 21st we will see another face from Michigan. Join me there at 9:00am, as always.

To see additional memorials from Massachusetts, or any other state, click the state name on the left side of this page.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Maryland XX

Towson is the County Seat of Baltimore County and this memorial is located at the County Council Dist. 5, building.

Simple in its design, it honors the large number from the county that made the ultimate sacrifice in 'Nam.

Located in a well shaded area it has this dedication on it:

Citizens of
Baltimore County
Who Served Their
Nation in
Southeast Asia
1957 - 1975

Note the years listed.




These photos may be the best (worst) examples of glare that I have ever taken. I have often spoken about how memorials that are, by design, intended to include the viewer in the process by forcing us to reflect, make the photographic process somewhat difficult!


The County Council building has the address of 101-167 W. Pennsylvania Avenue.

Next time, on the 16th, we will return to Massachusetts, so join me there at 9:00am.

To see additional memorials from Maryland, or any other state, please click the state name on the left side of this page.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Maine IX

Just a couple of miles south of Augusta is the town of Hallowell. Located in Kennebec County the town celebrated their 250th anniversary in 2012.

To mark the occasion they built this memorial to all vets. It lists names all the way back to the Spanish American War.


Our brothers and sisters are remembered and honored on the back. There is no key to explain the asterisk next to a few of the names, but it is easy to assume that this denotes KIA. I note only one name from 'Nam.


As you can see, much space is left for the inevitable next engagement, wherever and whenever that may be.

Located near the intersection of Central and 2nd Streets in a local cemetery.

Next time, on the 11th we will return to Maryland, so, as always, join me there at 9:00am.

To see other memorials from Maine, or any other state, please click the state name on the left side of this page.  

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Georgia IX

On the campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology is this small but elegant memorial to alumni who were lost in 'Nam and Korea,


It sits alone in an area shaded by large, old trees.


It pays everlasting tribute to a Medal of Honor recipient and all that served.

 Next time, on the 6th, we will return to Maine, so join me there, as always, at 9:00am.

To see additional memorials from Georgia, or any other state, please click the state name on the left side of this page.

Update: I work really hard to make this site accurate, but when I screw up, I do it well.  the man named on this site received the Distinguished Flying Cross, not the MOH. Sorry for the inaccurate info.