On July 26th, a group of 27 church members and community friends went to Stillwater. Our first stop was the “Wall that Heals”, the traveling Vietnam War Memorial Wall. It was overwhelming to see over 58,000 names of our soldiers who died in the war.
There was a spot where you could listen to videos from service men, their families and friends which was really emotional to see and hear. On display were items that have been left in memorial at the wall in Washington, DC and other things from the wall.
Curators shared that 1,079 of the 58,000 soldiers killed were from Minnesota. We were able to find the names of 3 Carver County soldiers and several members of our group got “rubbings” of their names to bring back as a way to honor and remember those men.
From there, we went on a “2 hour cruise” of the St. Croix River. During the cruise, we were served a great lunch, socialized, and enjoyed the views of the river, the new bridge and the beautiful homes. It was a great trip that seemed to be enjoyed by all who attended.