One of the places I looked forward to seeing in Washington DC was the Vietnam Memorial Wall. I walked it crying. My husband took this picture and I realize I was in a moment of grief trying to walk through the crowd. It was too much. Thousands of names that fought for our country. It was especially touching on this Memorial Day Weekend. I am not a person really bothered by death as I feel it’s a transition we will all reach. But, to feel the energy there was overwhelming to me. It was suffocating. Even now as I write this my heart aches. I couldn’t go see the other memorials. I know from the beginning till the end of time there will be wars. And I will never truly understand it. The beautiful statue was one that pulled my heart strings.
I pray that one day in the future our world can find peace and we will never have to bury thousands of men and women in the name of war.
Thank you to all the men and women who have courageously served this great nation. You are all heroes who triumph over the worst of circumstances. You truly show us what bravery, dignity and integrity stand for. ~m.a.p.