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Fri Jun 14, 2019, 11:22 AM

Virginia War Memorial's hillside of 12,000 American flags 'is amazing' PICS&Video

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RICHMOND, Va. -- A powerful new display at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond honors the nearly 12,000 Virginians who made the ultimate sacrifice since World War II.

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The inaugural “Hill of Heroes" display, which was installed Saturday morning, features 12,000 American flags on the hillside next to the Shrine of Memory.

Kate Belleman, Virginia War Memorial’s Sales and Events Manager, said between 60 to 80 volunteers, including Boy Scouts, installed the flags to represent the Virginians killed in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Persian Gulf conflicts.

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https://wtvr.com/2019/06/08/virginia-war-memorial-hill-of-heroes-inspires-12000-american-flags/

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Reply Virginia War Memorial's hillside of 12,000 American flags 'is amazing' PICS&Video (Original post)
underpants Jun 2019 OP
riversedge Jun 2019 #1
underpants Jun 2019 #2
angrychair Jun 2019 #3
samir.g Jun 2019 #4

Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 11:25 AM

1. Glad to see there is a Memorial to those who lost their lives.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 11:28 AM

2. It was just that one open pavilion type building

but they are digging into the hillside and making huge additions to it.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 11:41 AM

3. Just what we need

Yet another war memorial. Its getting to be like 7-11s and Starbucks, there is one on every corner.

From where I sit, there are no less 5 war memorials within less than a half mile.

How many memorials are there to inventors? Or explorers? Or writers? Or intellectuals? Within 5 miles? 20 miles? Within a 100 miles? That answer is always easy: 0

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Response to angrychair (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 11:54 AM

4. Agreed, aside from "Explorers"

Mostly they "discovered" new populations to exploit.

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