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Thursday February 18. 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In Washington for a food policy conference.  I spent the morning exploring the Lincoln Memorial end of the Mall, including an emotional hour at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.  Captured in infrared.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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Maria told me about the Vietnam Memorial photo a few days ago but I just now had a chance to view it. Truely remarkable among so many wonderful other photos. Hope you are enjoying your Utah ghost town photo safari.

A great picture, a portrait really, of a hallowed place. I am reminded to say thank you for your military service: we all enjoy the ability to get on with our lives because you put yours on the line.

Despite spending years in the DC area, I could not bring myself to go to the Vietnam Memorial. Finally, my wife convinced me it was something I needed to do. It was raining slightly that day, and as we passed the nurses memorial, I saw that the raindrops on the statues looked like tears… that’s when I lost it. I had a list of names to find, but only managed one that day.

I’ve been back a couple of times since, and while I’m grateful it’s there, I’ve still not reconciled everything, but I accepted that I can’t long ago. The emotions remain… I guess I need to accept that as well.

Semper fi, Captain Campbell.

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