Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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On November 11, 1985, Governor Bob Graham dedicated Florida's Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The memorial is located across Monroe Street from the old Capitol in Tallahassee. The memorial consists of two granite columns with the American flag suspended between them. On the columns are engraved the names of 1,942 Vietnam War dead and 83 men listed as missing in action.


Kim said...

What a fitting tribute to the fallen and missing. I like that the designer chose black granite, like the national memorial in DC, yet this is also a singular design, all Florida's own.

You know, Lois, I think you Floridians may be the most represented state among US CDPBloggers. That is a good thing for me; gives me a chance to get some sunshine in my day...just visit you in Tallahassee! :-)

Unknown said...

I loved Bob Graham!

Bergson said...

I do not like the memorial there are still too many deaths before

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello Dear Lois!
Beautiful angle in this picture, as the flag seems standing with open arms to the Sun!
I remember now my trip to USA in 2007.Cezar and I visited the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Always think this is so sad, but important to remember what happened too.
Kind Regards

penny said...

This is a wonderful memorial to honor our Vietnam Veterans. Thanks for the reminder, Lois.

Les Barr said...

That is a real nice Memorial to our fallen Vietnam Veterans. A lasting Tribute to all those who never came home from a War that was not wanted by the American people. Good Post,and thanks for sharing.

USS Carpenter DD-825 Vietnam Veteran 1966 - 1967 US Navy.

Lowell said...

Bob Graham had his heart in the right place. So many caught up in the Vietnam mess were treated so badly when they got home...so this is truly fitting.

Lisa Wilson said...

Very nice! I don't think I've ever seen the flag hung by granite columns.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

this is a very stirring. excellent to start the day in a patriotic way.