Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 20

Thread: Has anyone gone to the Vietnam Wall?

  1. #1

    Has anyone gone to the Vietnam Wall?

    "What has happened, has happened; What I am going through, I shall rise above; And what will come, I will meet with courage"~Hazrat Inayat Kahn

  2. #2
    Yes I cried there in 1985.
    T6 complete

  3. #3
    I was there in 1997. It was a very somber, yet peaceful experience.

  4. #4
    I been there.

    It is a very sobering site, that wall. It starts out 2' high, and goes up taller than my brother (6'2") and back down to 2'.

    58000 names on there. I picked a few random names and got graphite rubbings of them and framed all of them.

    Also the 3 fiighting men statue is quite a site.

  5. #5
    My wife and I went to see it in the 1980s. It was an experience I will never forget.
    You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @

    See my personal webpage @

  6. #6
    NL and I were there in 1987. There were many small mementos left at the base, flowers taped beside names, and several people doing pencil rubbings of names. There is a disquieting peacefulness about the monument.

    All the best,

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    last house on the left
    I was there a long time ago. It is a very moving structure, and I was able to find the name of a someone who went to my high school.

  8. #8
    Yes I was there last March. If you go, definitely listen to the story told by the volunteer or park ranger.
    If you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.

    Sometimes it is easier to widen doors than it is to open minds.

  9. #9
    Senior Member medic1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    New London, WI USA
    was there years ago when I was just starting high school. Made a big impression on us. We took rubbings from those who from our area. I still remember being there and the eery silence there was with so many people around.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Whately, MA United States
    Blog Entries
    I went in '94, about a year post injury. Looked up a couple of friends, pretty emotional time.
    Don - Grad Student Emeritus
    T3 ASIA A 26 years post injury

Similar Threads

  1. Vietnam and SCI
    By Leo in forum Cure
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 11-10-2005, 03:43 PM
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-31-2005, 08:59 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts