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    Thank you!

    Washington D.C. and The Wall have been on my "must see" list for a long time now. When I found out that The Moving Wall was going to be 20 miles from me, I had to go. Very moving. Thanks to all who have served, or are currently serving.
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    Re: Thank you!

    This is an awesome image - very moving! It had to be quite an experience to see The Wall in person. I'm a very patriotic person and I find experiences like this emotional - even life changing. I appreciate you're sharing the photo with us.

    Where do you find a calendar/schedule for The Wall - I would like to visit if and when it comes anywhere near NJ - or NYC.

    ETA: I found the schedule - I didn't think to click on the link. Thanks!

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    Fantastic image Mike,Thank You for sharing this!

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    Thanks Liz and Rick. I got up before the sun and went back to the wall this morning. For a while, I was the only one there (besides the volunteers working). Being there by yourself gives the memorial an entirely different mood.
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    Love that first shot! Let me second your thanks to all that have served and are serving our country. I am very grateful for their sacrifices.
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    Re: Thank you!

    Great shots as usual, Mike. I saw the moving wall a few years ago when it was in town, and it was a very powerful experience.

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    When the moving wall came through my area a few years ago, I read names off, including my uncle's who was killed in 67.
    I wore my class A uniform.
    Good pics as usual Mike, thanks for the memories.
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    Excellent. That memorial makes me cry every time I see it. Even if you don't have a drop of patriotic blood in you, all those names on that cold black stone have to move you.
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    Mike,

    Thank you for the pictures and the posts. I have had the distinct Honor of volunteering at The Moving Wall. I was the security guy for the night when it was in my area. WOW, what a moving experience. I get to see The Wall every year I go to DC (at least 1 time/year).

    I have some pics of The Wall for a friend of mine. I took pics of his fellow soldiers who were killed in battle.

    The reflections on The Wall are me and my partner. The last one I like because it shows The Wall and how many visitors walk by. I did not take any of any artifacts left by visitors. I will have to next year.

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    Beautiful shots, Mike!!! I took my grandchildren and it amazed me how it affected my 10 yr old granddaughter. She found and etched a family friends name. And she was crying, and I know that she truly understood the importance of the wall. It really made my experience an even more moving time!!!!
    As many of you know, I was a Viet Nam vet. My experience was to find the names of some pilots, doctors and nurses that died at the end of the war in 1975. Although I still don't know their exact names, I did find where their names should be on the wall. These people were on a C5-A that crashed while trying to evacuate a bunch of babies. All perished!!! My ship was one of the ones doing salvage operations on the aircraft when Vietnam fell for the last time in May of 1975. I did get some pictures of all the names of the last people to die during that time period when the plane went down, so I now have their names. Even if I don't know them exactly, at least I feel a lot closer to them now!
    Again Mike, Awesome shots. Thanx for the memories and my thanx to all my brother vets who gave the ultimate for our freedom!!!!
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    Ken,

    Thank you for your service brother........

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    Here's 2 from my trip to the wall...first one I call "Waiting His Turn" and the second one is "Waiting Her Turn"
    These are my grandchildren.
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