Healing Field of Honor, Naperville, IL

for One Word Sunday: exhibit

  1. ledrakenoir says:

    Even without being an american, so such a numbers of Stars and Stripes looks beautiful and impressive. 🙂

  2. Tina Schell says:

    Wow. A powerful statement with this one Janet. (And an excellent example of “going wide BTW!)

    • I believe they do this every year for those from the area who died in any war from WWI to today. It really is very powerful.

      I had this already scheduled before the “going wide” challenge, so I didn’t even think of it. But as I’m rather busy today and don’t really have much time to look at other entries, I’ll probably not link as I hate to do that if I can’t get to other posts. Thanks for the encouragement, though!

  3. Dan Antion says:

    That’s beautiful!

  4. Such a beautiful and very moving ‘exhibit’, Janet.

  5. Jane Lurie says:

    What a moving photograph, Janet. 🇺🇸

  6. Wind Kisses says:

    If you are in town next year, The Arizona healing fields in Tempe During 9/11 weekend are quite moving as well. I go every year. Always emotional isn’t it?

    • It is. Somewhat like when we visited Omaha Beach and the area some years ago. My husband’s father landed there on D-Day, so it has special meaning.

      • Wind Kisses says:

        Omaha Beach moved me so much. It is so beautiful there now and to think what people endure before us. Brought me to tears. So humbling. So much respect for your father-in-law. I cant begin to really know what they felt.

      • And he never talked about it, even to his children, although maybe just a bit to one of my sisters-in-law. It brought me to tears as well. He had a small vial of sand from the beach that once he passed away came to us. We sent it to my s-i-l in France and she’s going to take it back to Omaha Beach. I was supposed to go with her, but international travel right now is too much of a mess.

      • Wind Kisses says:

        yes. travel is tough. Maybe she might wait just a bit. Ya…those guys never talked about it much, and PTSD wasn’t understood until after Viet Nam.

        My dad was a Viet Nam vet. Never talked of it. Then…he had a stroke two years ago and for some reason picked me to talk about some of it. I always know my dad as being our “everything”. and when he talked about how scared he was, wrenched my heart. (I didn’t cry until later)

      • So many of them were so young and honestly, if you aren’t scared in war, you’re nuts.

  7. Emille says:

    Beautiful and touching, Janet!