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Vietnam Veterans Memorial In Washington DC

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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC was intended to honour those killed or missing in action, without making a political statement. The memorial, designed by the then 21-year-old Maya Lin in 1981, chronologically lists the names of the 58,272 Americans who … Continue reading

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Drifting Down To New Orleans – A US Train Trip

There is a particular look people give you when you say you’ve just got off a train across the United States. It’s a look of bafflement, surprise and general disbelief that such a thing exists. And yet there we were, … Continue reading

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My Memory Of The Berlin Wall Coming Down

Yesterday we went to the Newseum in Washington DC. It’s a fascinating place of which we only managed to scratch the surface, but included one photo that held particular significance to me. You see, this picture sums up my memory … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Jr National Memorial

Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope This is the Martin Luther King Jr National Memorial in Washington DC. Of all those memorials on the Mall, this was the most poignant for me. When travelling around Tennessee … Continue reading

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