During my tour around The Mall in DC, it's always necessary to make trip over to the Vietnam Memorial. As of now it's the only Memorial of a "recent" conflict where there are still many survivors, both active participants as well as family members can take time to honor those that served. I remember as I was making my way to the Memorial that I would at least find something interesting to shoot. Not giving a whole lot of thought as to the place I was about to visit. That is until I came across this. As I saw this couple making a rubbing, several things went through my mind all at once. "I wonder who that person is that they are remembering. How far did they come to visit the Wall? Is it a brother, sister, uncle, a lost friend?" No matter the relation, one thing did come clear. Whom ever it is - they are not forgotten. It was at that moment as I was just walking past them that I turned around and fired off a few frames. I don't know who these folks are honoring, who they will not forget. What I do know is that I won't forget these people honoring someone who shouldn't be forgotten.
Until next time,