Reflecting


This photo comes to you from the Mississippi Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Ocean Springs. The memorial is really lovely, a very simple structure built of black and white granite with the names and pictures of the men who gave their lives engraved into the stone.

I was really touched by this Bible verse and the reflection is perfect. May we never forget these young men who gave their lives in the name of our country.


Happy weekend everyone. Click on the reflections link to see more reflections from around the world.

PS: I forgot about today's theme day. Unfortunately I don't have an entry for Jackson, but you can see a statue I found in NYC here.

18 comments:

B SQUARED said...

I hope we won't but fear we will.

Jacob said...

Vietnam vets were, in general, not well treated for a variety of reasons. It was a horrible mess and they got chewed up in it. I'm always glad to see memorials like this which give credit for their service and their sacrifices.

Clytie said...

Ohmigosh, this brought tears to my eyes. What a perfect Reflections post.

Lily Hydrangea said...

The quote is perfect for the Memorial, a very fitting tribute. I remember when this war ended and often think about the Vets and their service.

Jilly said...

Too many young men died in that dreadful war. Too sad.

I loved your statue - think he's Adam from Adam and Eve by Botero.

cieldequimper said...

Bien vu ! Ces murs m'impressionnent toujours.

Ineke said...

well this is a lovely post instead!

Abraham Lincoln said...

This is a neat photo. I admire these reflection photos. I also admired some of your earlier posts.

I live in Brookville, Ohio and am an old man at 75 and have been married to the same lady for 55 years. Got 5 adult children, and three are past 50.

I began taking photos in 1953 when I was in the service stationed in Japan. I have been at it ever since.

My problem with digital images is that I can take 100 to 500 in one sitting trying to get that perfect image of a bird doing something nobody else has ever seen before. I think I got at least one.

This one shows a young grackle being fed and the youngster is showing his teeth.

Go to My Birds Blog to see it.

http://mybirdsblog.blogspot.com/

Thanks for the visit.

M.K. said...

Beautiful reflection photo. Such a sad war.

You asked if there were places I'd like to 'see' in Jackson, since I grew up there. Hmmm! Too many! I grew up on the campus of Reformd Theo. Seminary in west Jackson on Clinton Blvd. I love the old "White House" on the campus. My hubby and I ate often at Keifers in Belhaven; have you eaten there? GREAT food! Quirky atmosphere. And one beautiful drive, if memory serves, is the road that runs from Bolton to Brownsville (which is north of Bolton). The trees used to arch overhead and create a verdant tunnel. We won't be able to visit there anytime soon with gas prices (we live in NC), but I sure enjoy seeing Jackson through your eyes :)

VP said...

If not a statue a monument, with the right verse and a perfect reflection.

Beth Niquette said...

Amen. This touches my heart.

Al said...

I always find memorials very moving. It's sad to think of how many young people have given their lives in wars.

Lois said...

It's beautiful!

Joan Perry; Sidewalk Curator said...

That is such a powerful and touching quote.

James said...

That's a perfect reflection in more was than one. Beautiful!

tapirgal said...

It is very touching. A monument wiht great feeling.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» agrees the quote is perfect for the Memorial and thanks you for posting it in memory of those who died in Vietnam while the politicians interfered with the military commanders, setting the stage for more to die.

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Pour le 1er Mai, «Louis» vous donne un bouquet de Muguet!

Hilda said...

This is a simple but very beautiful tribute.

This is the first time I had to make a special trip just to get a photo for theme day! I sure hope it never happens again. ;)