"Vietnam Veterans' Memorial State Park" Angel Fire by toonsarah
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The Memorial is a labour of love constructed by the parents of one soldier, David Westphall, who was sadly killed in the conflict. And in building this memorial to their son, Jeanne and Victor Westphall also created a memorial to all victims of that controversial war. It has now become a place of pilgrimage for the many other families who lost loved ones there.
For anyone old enough, as I am, to remember that time, a visit here is a moving experience even if you have no personal connection to it. And to me, this also serves as a memorial to all those who protested against this war and whose efforts dominated the news footage, and the songs, of my formative years.
Please visit my tips about the Memorial in order, starting here.
And to continue with us on our road trip through New Mexico please visit Wild West Cimarron with me.
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