Sunday, May 08, 2005

Traveling Wall

Escorted from Binghamton by thousands of motorcyclists, the Traveling Wall, a three-quarter scale replica of the Wall in Washington, came to the Syracuse Fairgrounds.

The Wall itself is almost lost in a sea of flags

In the joy of celebrating Mother's Day we don't usually think of the grim sacrifices too often demanded of mothers. Thirty years ago those sacrifices were made harder by a society, many of whose members had lost their way, that turned on its own soldiers and sought only to forget them.


Here, in the respect shown by the general public, is a measure of vindication, and perhaps, comfort, for those mothers whose children's names appear on this wall.

I am indebted to reader Sig94 for sending these photos to me.