The Memorial, located in Lake Park in suburban Des Plaines, Illinois, was finally completed, and dedicated on October 15. About 1000 attended the ceremony.
When I wrote the journal entry back in August, I promised myself that I would visit the site as soon as it was completed.
This past Sunday, late on a poignant afternoon just before dusk, I spent time at the park, and took some pictures.
The pictures tell their story; no more words are necessary. I'd like you to stand next to me, in quiet contemplation....