April 26, 2012

Crosses of Lafayette, part 1 of 2


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The cost of freedom, or a tragic waste of human life?



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These Christian crosses and Stars of David are symbolic, so of course no soldiers are actually buried here. Lafayette, California, is home to a hillside planted with over 4000 wooden and metal crosses.



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Jeff Heaton, a building contractor in Lafayette, wanted to find a way to express his sorrow and appreciation for the huge number of soldiers who have lost their lives fighting two inexcusable and hideously cruel wars.



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Peace...


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3 comments:

Andy said...

The wooden crosses are very impressive.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Really drives home the point. Back during the Gulf War, Iraq War or whatever the first instance of nonesense was called I saw an art project with pairs of empty combat boots lined up in formation, each representing a fallen soldier. Oh boy, did that really make an impact.

Jennifer said...

So very beautiful, so impactful. Hammers home the truth.

Peace

 
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