Saturday, September 11, 2010


Just a little over 17 years ago,
in one of the coldest February's,
I was able to go to Washington D.C.
for my first and only time.
We went to many
different important sites around 
the area
in the few short days that we had.
On one of those cold, cold days,
we were able to see the Vietnam Wall.

Spanish Fork, Utah
has had a half-size replica
of that massive wall
for just a few short days.
I took Davis on Friday.
It's just as powerful
and moving.
58,253 names.

It's sobering and necessary
to remember
that freedom 
has a price.

On this day too
"We shall never forget".

"Now, we have inscribed a new memory
alongside those others.
It's a memory of tragedy and shock,
of loss and mourning.
But not only of loss and mourning.
It's also a memory of bravery
and self-sacrifice,
and the love that lays down it's life for a friend---
even a friend whose name it never knew."
~President George W. Bush,
December 11, 2001

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