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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Vietnam Memorial

This is another one of those things I ride past on my commute but seem to tune out.  A few months ago, I became vaguely aware there was a park adjacent to J.C. Nichols Park, around 43rd & Broadway.  A bit later, I figured out it was a Vietnam Memorial.

More recently still, I stopped there on the ride home.  I was surprised by how few names were on it.  A bit less than 400 by my count.  Not sure if that's the dead from Kansas City, Missouri or the dead from the metro area, but given that the country lost 50,000+ in that ill-advised foreign policy adventure, I'm surprised the roll isn't longer in either case.

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