Monday, March 20, 2017

Florida XI

Ft. Lauderdale is famous for many things and I was sure there must be a Vietnam memorial in the town.

I found it at the War Memorial Auditorium, located on 8th Street (Sandy Mininger Drive) Located in the lobby of the building are a couple of remembrances, but the one to our brothers and sisters from 'Nam is the predominant one.

A statue of a soldier, down on one knee, is bracketed by a flag and a plaque listing all from the area who served. All 159 of them.

There is no designation as to those who might have been lost.

The loss is reflected in his eyes.

The lobby was not the best place to get pics, glaring lights and lots of reflection off the walls, floor and marble of the site were a problem. I want to give a shout out to the nice lady that worked there, who went around turning off lights in hopes it might lead to better pictures. She certainly went out of her way and I appreciate it greatly.

Next time, on the 25th, we will revisit Louisiana, so, join me there, as usual, at 9:00am.

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

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