Sunday, August 17, 2014

Nebraska VI

I revisited Nebraska this summer and while doing my research I came upon an article about the dedication of a new memorial in South Sioux City. A half scale model of The Wall, it sits in what is known as Freedom Park and, like The Wall, it contains all the names of those lost, more that 58,000.

A giant flag stands watching over the park and The Wall.

As you can see from the pictures, the park is still under construction. Much more is planned including a huge interpretive center to be begun this summer.

It was interesting to me to find that, just like all the other memorials, people are already leaving tributes and mementos. I do not know if these will be collected and archived like at some others, but they are there already.

The stone for this 250 foot long remembrance came from the same quarry, in India, as the stone for the national memorial in D. C.

This is one of very few that replicate The Wall. I have seen others but they are usually "retired" traveling walls that places (Altoona, Pa, Butte, Montana and Pensacola, Fl.) have purchased when they became available. This may be the only other, built from the ground up, exact replica I have seen.

Next time, we will travel back to New Hampshire, so, join me there on the 23rd, as always, at 9:00am.

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

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