Sunday, May 27, 2007

Memorial to the fallen doubly sad -- it's nearly full

A stone wall by Benaroya Hall in Seattle already bore more than 8,000 names of Washington residents killed at war.

Wednesday morning, Randy Mitchell was adding 29 more.

At the Garden of Remembrance in downtown Seattle, worker Randy Mitchell prepares Wednesday to sandblast names of 29 more Washington servicemen and servicewomen killed in Iraq and Afghanistan onto the war memorial.
Mitchell, 49, works for Quiring Monuments, and so this is what he does every day: carve the names of the dead into stone.


But inscribing more names on the memorial wall at the Garden of Remembrance will be difficult. The main panels are filled and the dead from two conflicts -- in Iraq and Afghanistan -- must be accommodated.

This is George Bush's legacy.


At 2:41 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

What a sad day.

At 6:39 PM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...

This is a sad day and this war has taken its toll.

BTW, I'm not saying this to promote my blog, but if anyone here has the name of a friend or family member who is a veteran that they would like to add to the list on my Memorial Day post, please do. I'm checking my e-mail regularly and will edit the post to add the name or names as they come in. You can also leave a comment to add some personal information about that veteran that you would like to share. I'll leave the post up until Tuesday morning.

There is a video on the post that is very moving, if you have time to watch it.


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