Friday, July 16, 2010

Caring for The Wall

I was contacted, after the story in the Washington Post, by Bill Gray of the local Vietnam Veterans of America. He and a group of other vets care for The Wall in D. C. Once a month they gather early on a Saturday morning and clean the Wall, The Three Soldiers statue, and The Womens' Memorial. They often hold a small, respectful ceremony and are sometimes aided by a group of Civil Air Patrol Cadets.

This noble and worthy work was featured on the Today Show and you may find the story here;


Each of these takes you to a different feature of the story.

Bill and his friends are always looking for help, so if you would like to lend a hand, they meet at the wall on the first Saturday of every month, April through November at 6:30 a.m.

Here is a quote form Bill's note to me.

"...our Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 641, Silver Spring, Md. washes The Wall on the first Saturday of each month--April through November, at 6:30. Please join us, one morning you are willing to get up at zero-dark-thirty. We are finished by 0800. Its a great way to start the day."

As I will be out on photo shoots in July and August, I will try to attend in September. In the meantime, If you can help, just show up.

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