I went to the US Marine Corps War Memorial today. The statue itself is moving, but I had obviously come after a group of kids who left wreaths and letters for the solders who have given their lives for us. I took some pictures, including a letter that brought me to tears.
In case you can’t make it out, here is most of what the letter says:
September 14, 2007
Hi! I’m 11 yrs. old and from Georgia. I’m writing to you because I’m in a forum called People to People.
Anyways, do you have any favorite hobbies?
How old were you when you joined the army?
Were you scared?
Did your family worry?
Are you married and do you have kids?
What was your job?
Here is some good news:
You guys won the war if you didn’t know.
Also, your name is on a memorial. Isn’t that (neat?? Not sure of the exact word)
(That means pretty awesome)
Well, I hope you’re happy up in Heaven.
Tell God I say Hi! (Don’t worry about my name, God knows who I am)
– A Friend
Please send this along to anyone you want to. I thought it was moving. I looked up the program and you can find out more info about it here if you want: http://www.studentambassadors.org.