Thursday, November 24, 2022

Thanksgiving 2022

Just a quick Thanksgiving wish this morning.

Take time, today, to consider all that you have for which to be grateful. 

This may well vary widely for each of us. For many, it may be family, or health, or wealth, or a hundred other things, but if you follow this project it should, also, be for the men and women who pledge their lives to protect.

And, all of those listed on The Wall and elsewhere, here, and in the 24 cemeteries around the world where our brothers and sisters rest.

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So, have a great Thanksgiving, but take that minute to remember those who are no longer with us and those who are far from home and their families, and be thankful.

Next time, on the 29th, we will revisit Iowa, so meet me there, as usual, at 9:00am.

To see Vietnam memorials from any state, please click on the state name on the left side of this page.

I will ask, as I do at the end of nearly every post now, for anyone who has pictures of Vietnam memorials not seen here to please send them to me. I will give you full photo credit for the pic and any information about it you may know. Check your state, or anywhere you may have visited, from the list at the left, or any place else. Please send them to the email at the left or directly to me at Ldddad@comcast.net. Thanks!

Friday, November 18, 2022

Indiana XII

Well, first off let me say that the poster featured in my Veterans Day post did not post correctly. I have no idea why as it looks perfect in my view. I have tried to adjust it to no avail, so click on the link in the post and you will be able to see it (and many others as it should appear.)

Today, we return to Terra Haute, Indiana for a look at the face in their memorial. See the original post here.

The memorial here honors all but especially the 27 from the surrounding five counties.

This guy represents them all.

I see resignation in this face or perhaps a realization that this is not going well. It always amazes me what an artist can do with the materials the work in.

I have read that there is an effort to move this memorial to a new location. I have not determined that it has actually happened. If I find out, one way or the other, I will surely up date you.

Next time, on the 24th, look for a Thanksgiving wish, as always at 9:00am.

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

I will ask, as I do at the end of nearly every post now, for anyone who has pictures of Vietnam memorials not seen here to please send them to me. I will give you full photo credit for the pic and any information about it you may know. Check your state, or anywhere you may have visited, from the list at the left, or any place else. Please send them to the email at the left or directly to me at Ldddad@comcast.net. Thanks!

Sunday, November 13, 2022

40 years ago today

 The Vietnam memorial in Washington DC was dedicated, on this day, 40 years ago.


I was there.

 




I know The Three Servicemen was added later, but...


So, next time, as previously promised we will take a look at a face from the memorial in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Check it out at 9:00am, as always,

To see Vietnam memorials from any state, please click the state name on the left side of this page.

I will ask, as I do at the end of nearly every post now, for anyone who has pictures of Vietnam memorials not seen here to please send them to me. I will give you full photo credit for the pic and any information about it you may know. Check your state, or anywhere you may have visited, from the list at the left, or any place else. Please send them to the email at the left or directly to me at Ldddad@comcast.net. Thanks!

Friday, November 11, 2022

Veterans Day 2022

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This seems to be an appropriate time to post this reminder.
 
Armed forces Day, the third Saturday of May and it honors those serving.

Memorial Day, Last Monday in May and it honors those that died while serving.

Veterans Day  November 11th and it honors all who served.

Next time, on the 16th, we will return to Indiana, so join me there at 9:00am.

You can see and/or download this poster and many others here.

To see Vietnam memorials from any state, please click the state name on the left side of this page.

I will ask, as I do at the end of nearly every post now, for anyone who has pictures of Vietnam memorials not seen here to please send them to me. I will give you full photo credit for the pic and any information about it you may know. Check your state, or anywhere you may have visited, from the list at the left, or any place else. Please send them to the email at the left or directly to me at Ldddad@comcast.net. Thanks!

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Hawai'i'

Something a little bit different today.

As you know, if you follow this site with any regularity, that I am really big on sharing faces. Usually those faces come from statues or artwork of some kind representing those who gave so much, often everything, in our efforts in Vietnam.

Most often these faces in the series I call "Faces of Remembrance" come from a statue or some other artwork, from the inanimate,

I got looking at some of my picture from the dedication of the new memorial in Hawai'i' and realized they were full of pictures of actual faces of heroes.

So, today, here are a few of them. A few more another time.

Mary Jacob

Mary is not a vet but she is the creator of the Vietnam memorial at The Punchbowl.



Max Cleland

Max is the only one of these pics that I can swear is a 'Nam vet. If you don't know his story, I cannot recommend highly enough that you look in to it. He is a true American hero (though he would cringe at that) and an inspiration to all. I had the honor of meeting and spending some time with him in Hawai'i' and later nearer to my home. Amazing story, amazing man.

Next time, Veterans Day, I will try to have something special to post. Check it out at 11:11am.

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

I will ask, as I do at the end of nearly every post now, for anyone who has pictures of Vietnam memorials not seen here to please send them to me. I will give you full photo credit for the pic and any information about it you may know. Check your state, or anywhere you may have visited, from the list at the left, or any place else. Please send them to the email at the left or directly to me at Ldddad@comcast.net. Thanks!