What the people want…The people get. Now, I can’t deliver more cats but I can deliver more furry cat sized dogs. I got loads of those pics. I may even try to catch them barking their heads off at the mailman!! Anyhoo- this is Bridget. She is getting old but she is a lover and a barker……
Now onto our coffee talk…
I listen to NPR. I learn so many things about a variety of topics. So I was driving home from taking the kids to the carwash…(hey it’s Maui…that is our idea of a good time) and they had a wonderful piece playing about the Vietnam Memorial. So as Memorial day is upon us I had a few things to impart from my NPR session. The story was extremely intriguing and powerful as I was just a baby when this was being built and so I had never heard of a lot of the controversy that surrounded the building of it.
- Did ya know that the designer of the Vietnam Memorial was a woman?
*Her name is Maya Lin-she was a student at Yale at the time
- Do you know how she was selected?
*from a blind competition in which there were 1441 applicants
- Do you know how old she was when she won the competition to design the memorial?
*21 years old
- Do you know how the names are listed on the memorial?
- Do you know how many names are listed?
- Want to know the criteria for being listed?
*names are of those who died or missing from the Vietnam War
- Time span for names listed:
- What kind of stone is it?
*Black Granite from Bangladore, India-chosen for its reflective nature
Lastly, despite it’s beginnings being shrouded in controversy, it remains one of the most powerful memorials in America.
So friends-Anything to share? Ever been to the memorial? Did you have a family member who fought in our military? What are you going to be up too on Memorial day? Busting out the white pants?