veterans day
On Monday, Anna, Meredith and I all felt some strange desire to celebrate Veterans Day. Why? I don’t know. But we decided to make it a real holiday and actually do something to commemorate it. Unfortunately, we decided this at about 5 pm, an hour before Meredith had to be somewhere. So we speed-walked down to the Vietnam Memorial, stopping only to take pictures of the blazing sunset. Apparently there’d been quite the crowd at the monuments that day, and a lot of people were still milling around. I noticed at least two twenty-somethings randomly chatting with older vets, getting an in-person history lesson. The wall was an amazing thing to see…. it was the first time I’d ever been there. Part of the experience definitely is walking along it as it slopes higher and higher. Suddenly you’re in over your head, looking up at a seemingly endless stream of names.

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