Deliberately setting aside the controversies of the war, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors the men and women who served when their Nation called upon them. The Memorial is a unit of National Mall and Memorial Parks. This world famous memorial stands prominently on the National Mall just northeast of the Lincoln Memorial.
On this Memorial Day, we honor the men and women in uniform who have died in service our country.
Photo: Wei Sun, National Parks Service
Tonight we had the honor of attending the Tribute in Light installation, an annual tradition by the Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS). The twin beams of light–visible within a 60-mile radius on a clear night–have become an icon of remembrance, honoring the victims of September 11 and serving as a globally recognized symbol of the extraordinary losses we suffered on that day. More photos.
There are not many things that inspire contemplation or offer solace for loss like music does. This is a great project.
WNYC is creating a special playlist of music of all genres suggested by listeners to mark the 10-year anniversary of 9/11, to stream online and play on air. Respond below or online: What do you want to hear?
I would suggest Barber’s Adagio for Strings, but someone already has. I saw this heartfelt recommendation and as a result I’m currently listening to Górecki’s Symphony no. 3 on Spotify.