Just finished a good book by SQ. Rushnell containing a moving story about the Vietnam War and the damage it caused. It mentions the memorial, the 500-foot long black wall. It tells of visitors moved to tears by the more than 58,000 unlived lives and living heartaches represented there.
To say they died trying to protect us would be a fair statement even if some disagreed.
We could not say that about some others who have died:
The aborted ones have no memorial to speak of.
Oh, sometimes we display a few wooden crosses to make a statement, a temporary protest. When we put the crosses away later, though, we prove it is not a memorial.
But if a similar black wall existed for these dead, it would have to be at least a thousand times longer than the one memorializing the war dead. At least.
I read that three million people visit the Vietnam War Memorial each year. Hard to believe roughly 10,000 visits per day, isn’t it.
But at that same rate, if the aborted ones could have lived to visit the Wall, it would have taken them about 17 years, just to go there. It is that many.
To buy one rose for each MILLION would cost about $250.
To educate them, the public schools would have garnered about $270 billion.
And that’s where their money really went.