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Monday, July 6, 2009

The Moving Wall....and some 4th of July Highlights

We were extremely fortunate to witness the Moving Wall in the small town of Ellwood City, Pennsylvania. It was at the Ellwood City Festival a huge "small" town Festival to celebrate the 4th of July and this year they got to celebrate the independence brought to us from the sacrifices of the men and women who died at the Vietnam war. I am no expert, so I will tell you what I remember, and in the way I remember it.

The Vietnam war left many casualties. This wall records the deaths and sacrifices of
58,261 (9 of which include women). The wall is in Chronological order and starts with the first name casualty and ends with the final single casualty. It is quite a sight.

I have to tell you that I had a really great time. C's Mom was headed the committee that brought the Wall to the Town and his sister sang the Star Spangle Banner at the opening and closing ceremony....with the finale of fireworks. We went on Sunday for the finale, but We also had the 4th of July Celebration at our house in the city, where we had a great view of the city scape from our back yard. Kids had fun, Violet loved Corn on the cob and a few people enjoyed themselves a little "too" much. =)

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Sneaky Momma said...

Sounds like you guys had a fun Fourth! Love the corn pic. :)

The Rambler said...

We missed you at Aunty Nolas. :(

Me and Leigh hung out and gossiped the whole night.

Oh Oh and made great plans for Disneyland....the boys even got into it :)

Penz said...

isn't it amazing when you think about the us and the wars and what has gone on in the world around you...even before you were born etc. crazy. love the pic of the corn. my daughter is sittin m=in my lap 'helping" me to read and respond today...she now wants corn..."i like that' she just said to me.

have a great day.

kel said...

That is so cool! I am loving the corn pic!