It's rare that I post a pic of my girls. Today we created "Red Lipstick Day" in memory of my mother in law. I wanted to share because she was so special to everyone who was a part of her life. Today would have been her birthday. Our memory of her is all around us, especially her love of a red lipstick. From granddaughters, to nieces, we've watched them all try on grandma's lipstick when they were little. Just one of those great memories of her.... #inmemory#memorial#familylove#family
For the first two years, volunteer veterans kept a nighttime vigil to light the way for visitors. ️James “J.C.” Cummings experienced this first hand. In those early days, he was a young architect on the Cooper-Lecky design team. He remembers heading down to the site one night and noticed a Vietnam veteran holding a lantern, escorting a visitor to a name. Cummings noticed the swinging lantern poignantly reflected in the blackness of The Wall. “This particular image was the very expression of ‘service.’ These individuals [were] protecting The Wall, escorting visitors to it, caring for it with such love, and The Wall was reflecting all of that beauty,” he explained. That vision captured all that The Wall was intended to be. “I don’t know if I’ll ever see something that clearly again,” he added.