Wordless Wednesday

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Real Estate Agent with Las Cruces Homes and Land

I know it's wordless Wednesday but I've been asked to explain the picture.  This was taken at Vetern's Park in Las Cruces.  The statue is in honor of the Bataan Death March.  There are three soldiers - one looking forward, one looking down and one looking back.  In back of this statue are footprints.  They continue in front of the statue as well but are less in number - signifying the losses during the March.  It's a very poignant memorial.  At night, when it is lit up, it's even more spectacular.

Comments (5)

Kent Simpson
Realty One Group Mountain Desert - Tucson, AZ
Real Estate Is About People

Great photo of the memorial - growing up in Las Cruces, we all learned about the Bataan Death March - and the amazing stories of heroism in the face of hopelessness shown by the soldiers - of which New Mexico had a large contingent.

Thanks for sharing this poignant photo & honoring those who served.

Aug 19, 2010 09:22 AM
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

Emmary  Although I am from NM (Albuquerque) I was unaware of the influence the Bataan Death March had on the srea

Aug 19, 2010 09:29 AM
Emmary Simpson
Las Cruces Homes and Land - Las Cruces, NM
Serving Las Cruces, NM

If I remember correctly, New Mexico had the largest contingency of soldiers on The March - I could be wrong.  Every spring, the Bataan Memorial March happens over at White Sands Missile Range.  Next year will be the 22nd annual event.  There is a memorial in Albuquerque dedicated to the March as well.  I've not seen it but it's on my list to see the next time I'm up there.

Aug 19, 2010 09:42 AM
Ann Hayden 636-399-7544
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri - Chesterfield, MO
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Emmary,

What a sad memory.....

Ann Hayden in Wildwood. MO

Aug 21, 2010 01:59 PM
Emmary Simpson
Las Cruces Homes and Land - Las Cruces, NM
Serving Las Cruces, NM

Hi Ann - yes, it is a sad memory but one that we all need to remember.  So many sacrifices were made by these men...many that we have probably never heard of.

Aug 21, 2010 06:21 PM