The Wall That Heals A Fitting Tribute To All Who Fought


Recently, the town that I live in hosted The Wall That Heals to honor the military. If you are unfamiliar with what the Wall is, here is a brief explanation. The Wall That Heals exhibition features a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. It is approximately 250 feet in length and, like the original Memorial is erected in a chevron-shape. It travels around the country to honor those men and women who fought for our freedom. I am very proud to say that my dad who is a retired Marine, had a part in bringing the Wall to our little part of the world. When the Wall, first came into town it was greeted by streets lined with people waving American flags. It took a day for volunteers to set it up. But it was well worth the wait. The ceremonies involved with the Wall were outstanding but of course, I am biased because my dad was taking part in them.

On a side note, I have always tried to take my girls to any memorial I see that honors the military because I would not be the person I am today without men and women like my dad who left their families to fight for our freedom. Long-time followers of the blog may remember when we visited The North Carolina Vietnam Memorial. And just recently we made a side trip when Gracie was on a field trip to visit a local memorial, which I will blog about later. But the Wall That Heals goes way beyond any words that I can express. Words would not do justice to this beautiful replica of a monument that many were against because they did not believe in the war. So here are few pictures of the wall.

The Wall Dad

My girls think my dad looks cute is his hat and blazer.

AFM Dad's Hand

This picture means more to me than anything else. You see my dad is not only a survivor of the War, but he also continues his courageous battle fighting Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. He has been fighting this disease for years and is still a fighter today.

The next couple of pictures my friend, Cindi from Down Home Magazine, was kind enough to share with me.

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If you want to know more about The Wall That Heals, please check out the website. And if it travels to your town make sure to visit. 

Here is a challenge for you. When you see a man or woman in uniform tell them Thank You for all they are doing for our freedom. Even if you do not agree with war, at least support them for all they are doing to protect us. Let me know by posting a message of what you did. I would love to hear about it.

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