Saturday, November 6, 2021

New York XXVI

Mike Minnick is a friend of mine and a superb photographer, he's one of those guys who rarely, if ever, manipulates a photo. He just has that good an eye and knows his stuff.

When in my last post I asked for pictures of memorials from others, he immediately sent me several.

The following are his pics of a memorial in Mount Morris, New York. Mount Morris is about 60 mikes east and a little south of Buffalo and as of 2010 had a population of fewer than 4500. AGAIN, I am stunned at what small towns do for their vets.

Like so many places that cannot afford memorials to individual wars, Mount Morris has created what is called a multi-war memorial, honoring many from many conflicts.
The large memorial just to the right of the star lists those from these wars who were lost in those efforts.

Seen here is what seems to be a later addition,the single name of the man lost in Vietnam.

Regardless, he is here, honored forever.

A nearby sign attempts to tell our story. It is a bit worn so...

Vietnam Conflict

The controversial war

Almost 9 million men and women

served in the military during this long

and unpopular war.Never losing a

major battle GIs sustained over

211,000 casualties, with 47,378 KIA.

While controversy at home continued,

it became evident that american

involvement had to end.

After the US military left, however,

the North vietnamese engaged in a 

blood bath in the south. It was to spill

over to the "killing fields" of Cambodia.

There is more here that I will post at a future date.

In the meantime, join me at 11:00 hour of the 11th day of the 11th month for a look at a few memorials dedicated to all veteran.

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

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