Sunday, March 22, 2015

New York VI

The Kaisertown area of Buffalo honors the four locals who were lost in ‘Nam. This monument located in the Heroes Grove area of Stachowski-Houghton Park is one of the many remembrances here, and across the state.

These small memorials always amaze me because they are so personal. It is likely that those who designed and built them actually knew the people they honor, their brothers and sisters, cousins, friends, sons, daughters, husbands and wives. These memorial give real person-hood to those lost. 

The huge memorials list hundreds or thousands of names, mostly unknown to the builder and can be, as a result, less personal. I love then all, but these smaller ones always strike a nerve in me.

There may be somewhat less to photograph, but often the emotions are more overwhelming.

Next time, on the 27th, we will venture once again to North Carolina. Join me there, as usual, at 9:00am.

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

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