Monday, August 30, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Restoring Honor Rally - I Am Found

This picture was taken 28 August 2010 after attending The Restoring Honor Rally held at the Lincoln Memorial. Seems so many of our youth know nothing of the Vietnam war or the meaning of the POW/MIA emblem.

These two ladies found a relatives name on 'The Wall' and stenciled the found name onto a piece of paper.


It saddens my heart they are here but it brightens my outlook to see they care enough to come and honor them. When I see Americas youth stenciling names off 'The Wall' I feel like singing Amazing Grace verse...I once was lost but now am found!

Can We Bring Out The Bagpipes?



Thank You Ladies!

The Restoring Honor Rally - The Wall

I have seen this story repeated countless times at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC. These pictures were taken 28 August 2010 after attending The Restoring Honor Rally held at the Lincoln Memorial.

You are not forgotten...


They come...


A stark realization of sacrifice...


An Inquiry...


A story is revealed...


A moment of introspection...


The gentleman described a young friend who joined the Air Force and did not return. This appears to be a cold inquiry,  to which, to my surprise the young Airman's panel was quickly found by the attendant at the memorial. It was moving to hear this gentleman explain to the young lady the airman's story. The young lady sensing the gentleman's grief, surprisingly stepped away while he paid his respects to the young airman.

What ever their purpose of visiting 'The Wall', I hope they find what they seek. I hope they leave with a sense of respect and honor for all those who have sacrificed in the service of this great country.

God Bless our Troops and may God Bless America!