Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Dedication Ceremony

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Chicago’s long-awaited Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial was dedicated this morning just across the river from my house, on Lower Wacker Drive between Wabash and State. I shot a bunch of pictures of the ceremony as I was walking to work. There were many in attendance and the mood was appropriately respectul and somber. Except for the U.S. Cellular guerrilla marketing team that showed up in blue face paint (first on the Brown Line and now here, this company really needs to fire their advertising house). No word yet on whether Mayor Byrne’s original monument has ever been “un-lost” by the Daley administration, though.

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And now for the morons. (What the hell were they thinking marketing at such a solemn ceremony?)

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Also check out cool evening pics of the memorial at rachelleb.com.

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