We are posting a photo of this special place to commemorate this day where we thank all of our veterans who have provided service to our country.
Dave of Costa Rica Daily Photo
took this photo last weekend while we were in D.C. He got up at 4 am and took various photos of DC at sunrise, and he captured some truly amazing images.
The two brilliant red trees stand out in the photo, along with the yellow wreath, the reflections in the black marble, and the many flags at the base of the memorial.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall is a national war memorial honoring those who served in the United States armed forces. The wall has 58,159 names etched into the black marble identifying those who died in service or who are still unaccounted for in the Vietnam War.
The memorial is in Constitution Gardens, which is adjacent to the National Mall and is just northeast of the Lincoln Memorial. The Wall was designed by Maya Lin and built in 1982. The Wall is 246 feet and 9 inches (75 meters) in length and 10.1 feet (3 meters) high.
Many people visit the Wall and some take rubbings off the names etched into the black marble. Many leave flowers, flags, or other tokens of remembrance. Please take a moment of silence for veterans today.
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