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Old 04-29-2004, 10:55 AM   #1
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They Finally Get Their Memorial

World War II memorial opens

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The National World War II Memorial will assume its central place among Washington's defining landmarks today, opening to the public after nearly two decades of debate and anticipation.
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Old 04-29-2004, 11:09 AM   #2
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I'll be heading there soon. The carpenters at my school and in our local are the ones that built that memorial
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Excellent.
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Great news! I have WWII vets in my family.
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Unfortunately, WWII vets are dying off rapidly - they are amazing people to talk to. They give you an incredible perspective on facing challenges and working through fear.
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Is there a picture online of this memorial?
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Here's a few...

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/006377.php


It's great that they're finally getting a memorial, but personally as a designer I'm very unimpressed with the design. I went to the Vietnam memorial and was blown away by it's design and simple innovation. But that's just me.
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I don't like the design, the Vietnam memorial is really impressive, this one is "just another memorial"
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I think the design looks interesting from a distance, but close-up I'm not as impressed with it. It's hard to tell from just two photographs though, so perhaps I'll change my mind when I see more pictures of it. Although what it represents is a lot more important than the design.
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I hope I get to see the memorial one day, I really loved looking at all the monuments/memorials in Washington when I visited. Hey, maybe we should have any FYM trip to DC.
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I hope I get to see the memorial one day, I really loved looking at all the monuments/memorials in Washington when I visited. Hey, maybe we should have any FYM trip to DC.
Maybe we should start out in a city that's not so political...
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BonoVoxSupastar:
FYMers have to meet in a political overloaded place D.C. would be fine, alternatives: NY (Uno HQ), Baghdad, Berlin, Rome? )

Washington would be nice, i'd love to go to the Smithsonian museums again.

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Although what it represents is a lot more important than the design.
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Maybe we should start out in a city that's not so political...
How about Crawford Texas for a nice BBQ!
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How about Crawford Texas for a nice BBQ!
Delicious...
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[B] Rome? )



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