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I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. "
~John Lennon


Friday, May 23, 2014

Chicago

Chicago Vet Museum
I will definitely see this as soon as I am in Chicago again. 
My first husband, the father of my children, was in Vietnam after we had our first child, and was wounded and a changed man when he returned. His cousin, who was in my biology class in high school, was killed there. 

11 comments:

Rock Chef said...

I never heard of this either - an amazing display.

Sadly, war does change people. A friend of mine served during the troubles in Northern Ireland - nothing compared with Vietnam, of course, but it affected him terribly.

Shammickite said...

I though the tags were given to family members of the deceased soldier?

DJan said...

I have heard of this display. If you see it, let me know. Vietnam was another of those wars that didn't need to happen, and look how many of our young men and women were killed or damaged forever.

Brian Miller said...

wow. what a cool monument...i had heard of it...but never seen it in person....stilling

Stephen Hayes said...

I've seen pictures of those hanging dog tags but I imagine they're much more moving in person. Such a terrible loss of life.

Adam said...

My dad was almost drafted until Nixon ended the war.

Stickup Artist said...

That is amazing in concept, but also very eerie and yes, moving. I have a neighbor whose husband was in Afghanistan and he came back a different man as well. It is so terribly sad. I hope and pray for the day when there will be no more such monuments and memorials.

Abby said...

I didn't know of this display, how amazing.
I have some friends who are Vietnam vets and others who lost loved ones to the war. Dark chapter for sure.

Joanna Jenkins said...

I can't imagine ever going to war. I have great respect for people who do-- whether it was their choice or not.

We drove past the Veteran's cemetery and saw them placing American flags on all the graves. It was so beautiful and so sad all at the same time.

Happy weekend, xo jj

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

:) Hello Cici, I a back after a year hiatus.

War is always a tragedy. Because of a few, thousands may die.

terri said...

What an amazing tribute to those who gave their lives in Vietnam. I did not know it existed either.