Life is short, break the rules. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly. Love truly, laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile. - Samuel Longhorne Clemens (Mark Twain)

Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day - Ft Collins - Vietnam Memorial, the Wall

Memorial Day festivities started early in Ft Collins. This year Ft Collins is featuring a traveling version of the Vietnam War Memorial, also known as the wall. Inscribed on the wall are the 58,000+ casualties of the war. Vietnam Vets and their families are heavily represented. The Wall has been set up in the park just to the north of the Veterans Plaza of Northern Colorado. Let us take a moment to remember those that have served, continue to serve and those who sacrificed their lives for our freedoms.

Pictures are always more poignant than words.

I was here for the dedication of the plaza

A special place for me, my father was a Marine and still with us.

The displays

The main attraction
Thursday, just getting setup

Okay, the traveling version is not made of marble!

At dusk on Thursday
Left Side


Right Side

Readers' Tent. Calling the role.
A section of the wall. Someone left a photograph, bringing a face to the name.