Monday, August 22, 2005
The bus with flag waving guests arrived with shouts of 'we don't care'. I saw the punch in the gullet to the Gold Star Families for Peace who had lost loved ones with this insensitive exhibition. Perhaps it steeled us for what was to come. Many of the visiting guests went over to the crosses, placed flags, and I like to believe it became more real to them. Many left in tears, reality is far and above empty slogans. This marked the beginning of each side reaching out to each other in some ways in my mind.