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Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
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Wall of Rememberance comments.
I just read a message in the Wall of Rememberance thread that destroyed the mood of the thread. I apologize if I am out of line, but I think anything other than names, dates and possibly pictures belongs elsewhere.
I personally don't know if the wall of rememberance is a productive idea, but I would not post messages of support or objection or general comments within the thread itself. It doesn't add to the nature of the thread to potentially turn it into a debate by posting something other than the names as was intended, or to even express the horror at the length of the list.
It would be like spray painiting a message "When will the death stop?" on the Vietnam memorial... even if it is a worthy message, it still detracts from the purpose and design of the memorial. That memorial is effective because it lets the names tell the story... It lets each person interpret the names in their own way.
For comments on the wall, please use this thread or start your own. Don't deface the wall by spray painting your comments on it.
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