Names and faces

I've been to both the Vietnam War Memorial and Korean War Memorial  countless times - throughout my childhood and now, as a tour guide to my friends and family who pass by DC. They are so different, yet both so deeply impactful. Tonight, touring the monuments in the dark, it was hard to find the Vietnam Memorial. Suddenly, the wall came out of nowhere, and I was once again overwhelmed by the sheer number of names. The Korean Memorial was easier to find, and I got lost in the shadows and faces peering out at me. It always amazes me how both memorials depict lives lost in such different ways.