Wednesday, October 11, 2017

New York XIV

I am not even sure just how I came to know about this memorial. Perhaps, my 'Nam buddy John was aware of it as we traveled to others in his area.

It is located at the North Point, NY, VA Medical Center. It is easy to miss so be looking for the sign below. It sits off to the right, behind a building as you drive up the road to the center.

It is a beautiful spot, full of flowers the day we visited.

It was sponsored by Vietnam Veterans of America and pays tribute to all and names a number lost with these blocks of stone.

This eternal flame "burns" for the lost.

I have visited a number of VA Centers in my travels, some seem to have more general memorials, some, like this one, specific, and some, none at all. I don't know if the VA or the states, towns, localities make the decisions about whether to have a memorial, but I am always glad to find one. It just seems fitting to me.

The Center is located at 79 Middleville Road.

On the 16th, we travel back to North Carolina, so see you there, as always, at 9:00am.

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

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