Over Memorial Day weekend we went to the new North Carolina Veterans' Park with John, Katie, and Bryn. It is the first state park dedicated to military veterans from all branches.
Chandelier when you walk in-- made from dog tags.
Such a sobering visualization- especially when you realize that it's just for NC casualties, not nationwide. Each dog tag is stamped with the service member's name and date of birth.
The Albaeck kids
The community columns- 50 columns with the names of each of the state's 100 counties complete with castings of hands of veterans and their families.
Oath of Service Wall
com-mit-ment: a pledge or promise; obligation
serv-ice: an act of helpful activity; help; aid
her-o-ism: great bravery; courageous action
Flag from the Airborne and Special Operations Museum flying over the community columns.