11 Nov

300px-trinity_episcopal_church_in_lewiston_maine  I help erect a wall today 20 September 2007; not a wall of division, such as the Berlin wall and it was not the metaphorical iron Curtain; not a wall of partition of territories, such as walls going up between Israel and Palestine, not a wall of religious divide; as in other parts of the world; but, a wall of unity, forgiveness and togetherness in common service.

In erecting the Vietnam Memorial Wall  (replica) that was being displayed at the Veterans Memorial Park in Lewiston, Maine on 20 September 2007.

I had the pleasure to work with a detachment of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion personnel.  In them, I saw a generation of forgiveness and equal opportunity, male and female working side by side with equal pay; whites, blacks and other cultures; side by side in friendship and arms; togetherness in work, play and sorrow as we erected each panel of fallen service members.

To think, it took less than a generation to overcome some of our; our prejudices and fear of our fellow American’s or have we ?  Or, will we keep living the indignities of the past and passing this ill well onto our children ?

In conclusion; I will say, ” Is the  laughter of the enemy’s children; so different from that our children (s) ?

Perhaps, when we go to war; both sides should lessen to the laughter and crying of our enemies infant children; and, realize that our enemy’s child / children laughter; and, crying are not so different than our own child / children.


One Response to “” THE RIGHT WALL’S ? “”

  1. Reblogged this on soule2017mayor: Lewiston / Auburn News Rebuttal and commented:

    Our enemy children’s; laughter and crying are no so different than our own children’s.

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