Memorial

All I have is a voice
To undo the folded lie,
The romantic lie in the brain
Of the sensual man-in-the-street
And the lie of Authority
Whose buildings grope the sky:
There is no such thing as the State
And no one exists alone;
Hunger allows no choice
To the citizen or the police;
We must love one another or die.
W.H. Auden, September 1, 1939


Arlington West Memorial. This was still during the early days.

21 thoughts on “Memorial

  1. This is very impressive. I went to the link of what the West Arlington Memorial is.
    It shocked me to read ‘One pillar stands alone, dedicated to just female service member fatalities. As one glances through the list of names, one will take notice of the several who’ve taken their lives through suicide just as equally as those who’ve been killed in action’……
    In 1976 I was at Arlington, Washington DC, a sea of crosses too. It resembles the madness of the human life.
    ‘We must love one another or die’……….. I rather LOVE.

  2. amazing toning … and YES so important never forget, but i think people do it every day, many forget and that’s so sad!

  3. It must have been a powerful experience to be here at this memorial. This reminds me of a memorial I saw in DC last summer. I haven’t been to LA but this one looks much larger.

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