However, on this memorial day...in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the start of the war in Vietnam...I can't help but think of the 58+ thousand Americans who lost their lives and the controversy surrounding the design of its memorial.
I think it's an incredible monument. It grabs you by the heart and it's hard to leave without a tear in your eyes. The memorial was designed by Miya Lin. Her proposal ignited a lot of controversy. Many called it the "black gash of shame"! You can read more about the controversy here.
Thank you Miya Lin and to all those Americans that fought in the war...and especially those that didn't return. I knew a few of them. My brother served...but he was one of the lucky ones.