Today I give you item number 52 on my Scavenger Hunt 101 list: graffiti.
These images are of the Wall of Honor that was painted on a rock wall by Wilson Central High School students to honor their classmates who have served. As graduates of this school, both my boys' names are on this wall as well as many of their friends.
The wall, which has been in existance since before my sons even enlisted, was defaced in November, 2010 by a local rival highschool as a senior prank. As if that weren't bad enough, they also chose to pull this stunt right before Veteran's day.
One of the names on this wall, was Spc. Michael Stansbery who was killed in action. As heartbreaking as it was for me to see my sons' service dishonored in this way, I can only imagine what it must have felt like for Michael's family.
The wall was quickly repainted in time for Veteran's day and almost every time I drive by it, I see people parked or standing in front of it. It has come to symbolize the patriotism of this little community. I don't know what the statistics are, but my daughter-in-law and I were talking that it seems this school has produced an unusually high number of enlisted men.
Volunteers, all of them.
|Today I am thankful for.... |
The support and love of our community and other's like it throughout the country who show appreciation and honor of our service men and women.