My family and I have been very busy lately. Besides my toddler
's 4 therapy sessions each week (2 physical, 1 occupational, 1 speech), we've been spending a lot of time at Wickham Park here in Melbourne, FL
. The first week in April is the annual reunion of the Vietnam Veteran
s of Brevard County.
One of the three miniature touring replica
s of the Vietnam Memorial
Wall was set up for this event. Monday was the first time I had ever seen it. I was emotion
I lived most of my life in and around the Washington, D.C. Metro area and never had the heart to see the big wall. In veiwing this small one I now know why. In matters such as this size is relative, yet the reality remains the same. The names inscribed upon its face weren't there for getting high scores in Quake
. These were men and women who lost their lives in a situation of utter horror
that defies rationalization. Each of these lost lives was someone's relative
There's still so much more I wanted to write about this, but the words escape me right now. However, I do wish to include a quote
I happened upon a few weeks ago...
"As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular." - Oscar Wilde