Saturday afternoon our family had a rare opportunity. Each time we have gone to Washington, D.C., I have wanted to take my kids to the Vietnam Memorial, but it has never worked out. Well, this weekend the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall made a visit to us in Mississippi and we took advantage.
The replica is a 3/5 scale of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., and stands six feet in the center. The Traveling Memorial contains the names of those who sacfriced their lives just as the original. It was sobering looking at so many names.
According to their website: "This Traveling Memorial stands as a reminder of the great sacrifices made during the Vietnam War. It was made for the purpose of helping heal and rekindle friendships and to allow people the opportunity to visit loved ones in their home town who otherwise may not be able to make the trip to Washington."
I'm grateful and appreciative of the chance to show my kids the wall and remind them once again of the huge sacrifice so many make for us and our country. Thank you veterans for your service and sacrifice!