joy magnetism: Thank a vet today

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thank a vet today

Magnet #628 - Korean War Veterans Memorial

Ya'll know I love my war memorials. I just love having something tangible in the world to help honor the men and women who have and are serving out there.

And whether or not you believe it, those that help build the monuments do strive for the most accurate reflection of every aspect of whatever people, places and facts and branches involved. I've been in several long, very long meetings to prove it!

And you can see it in the design of the Korean War Veterans Memorial, one of the most haunting memorials out there. It depicts giant stainless steel statues of a squad on patrol - with representatives from each branch. Even more amazing, there may only 19 statues, but when you look at the reflecting pool, you can count 38 soldiers looking right back.

I haven't seen it at night, but I bet it's stunning.

Anyway, so while I'm using this magnet for Veterans Day today, take it as a blanket thank you, one and all to every person in every branch.

Thank you.
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1 comment:

julie said...

awww... you didn't even talk about the wall around the statue with the pictures of real soldiers from the war engraved!

gordon and i give a good tour of the korean war memorial. and look at you NOT choosing the WWII memorial for veterans' day.