When my 12 year old and I viewed this Memorial Day exhibit together, she and I walked around mostly silently.
Occasionally, she would remark, “Look! He was only 19 years old!” or “He had 3 children,” or “He was holding his baby.”
The notes left behind by the children, the mothers, the fathers, the wives, the siblings were what left me with a lump in my throat.
I could only imagine the hole in their hearts those family members were left with.
Remember the fallen.