Many may ask why this is important. Our answer is simple, this artwork represents a piece of history, your history, a moment in time through your perspective. It’s something that represents the lives of those who were there; the visual explanation of the lives of soldiers, airmen, marines, local nationals who didn't survive, and it’s something that needs to be preserved as a tool to learn and grow as individuals and as a nation.
This story is your story and needs to be told, not by politicians or policy makers, but by those who survived and by the brothers and sisters-in-arms of those who didn't. It is up to US to ensure what has been created, will not be lost by the sands of time, but will be here for future generations to learn from and to be inspired by.
Melissa "Mel" Parsons
Have specific issues or questions that you would like addressed? Email Mel at firstname.lastname@example.org or post your comments on this blog or through our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/graffitiofwar