With Honor They Served

Evangeline Art Photography

With Honor They Served

Evangeline D Chavez 2010

The Vietnam Veterans National Memorial

In Angel Fire, New Mexico

This Memorial is located in the beautiful Sangre de Cristo mountain range in Northern New Mexico. The Memorial was originally constructed by the family of Dr. Victor Westphall, whose son, David, was killed in a 1968 enemy ambush in Vietnam. It was maintained by the Disabled American Veterans (DAV); but, on November 9, 1998, ownership was transferred to the David Westphall Veterans Foundation.

When you arrive at the memorial  you feel mixed emotions,  loss, sadness, confusion, shame, but most of all pride, and honor. You see tears in men’s eyes, as you almost can feel their pain, and loss. For what ever the war brought, it is a moving tribute to the fallen ones who will  not  be forgotten.

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~ by Evangeline Art Photography on May 24, 2014.

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