I had the honor Feb. 25 to help escort the truck carrying The Wall that Heals Vietnam Memorial to the California State Capitol. I returned Feb. 27 to view the memorial after it was set up, and thank those who volunteered to offer docent services to help the public find loved ones who might be listed on the wall.
While there, it was disturbing to note that there were several different groups of schoolchildren visiting the Capitol, but very few took time to tour the display. The teachers and escorts seemed to be oblivious to the memorial being there. One would think (hope) they might take advantage of the great teaching opportunity that was laid out right in front of them. They went out of their way to walk around the display.
Though I was extremely disappointed to see how the tribute was being ignored by our youth, it was heartwarming to see how the motorcycle community continues to show their support to our military. At least some haven’t forgotten.