Trigger warning?: Afghanistan and war
Today I went to the AZ Dbacks game against the Rangers. In attendance was Ron White, a war veteran, who began at 10 this morning to write every single name of every soldier who has been killed in Afghanistan, FROM MEMORY, from the first soldier killed to the last soldier he had memorized. First name, last name, and rank. Only about three did he forget the rank and only one did he forget the first name, out of over 7,000 words written. The wall itself is 50 feet long, and each row has, I think, 45 names.
He finished in the sixth inning of the second game, so about 7 PM or so. I watched him finish, missing about half the game to watch. After the final name was written, he stepped back and asked everyone to step back so he could salute the fallen soldiers (last photo).
The actual last name written (third to the last photo) was a request by the man in the photo with him, of a soldier who had passed away recently and Mr. White hadn’t memorized yet. That was an amazing moment.
At one point, one man went to the wall looking for a name, I believe it was the man’s brother. Mr. White heard him say he was looking, so he paused to ask the man who he was looking for. It just so happened that Ron was about to write the soldier’s name about ten names later, so when he came to it, the soldier’s (brother?) recorded him writing the soldier’s name. It was one of the most hauntingly beautiful thing I’ve ever seen, next to the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers and other things I saw in D.C.
Ron White is traveling through the country to do this, if you get a chance to see the wall you need to take that chance. It’s beautiful, and it proves that every single fallen soldier is being remembered.For more information or to donate to the Wounded Warriors Project, visit www.americasmemory.com
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At the beginning of the ride the ghost host (the narrator) says the only way to escape the mansion is to die, and he shows that he hanged himself. Near the end of the ride there’s a moment where the ride vehicle turns around backwards and you go off a balcony, which according to this theory represents you jumping to your death.
Before this part of the ride the ghosts are all trying to scare you, but afterwards they sing excitedly and invite you to party with them. (The Grim Grinnin’ Ghosts song.) The only human character in the ride, a groundskeeper, appears after the balcony drop. He faces toward the riders and seems terrified of you.
Could be totally accidental, could be an intentional subtlety by the designers, but either way you’ll never looked at that ride the same way since.
My brain just had an orgasm.
omfg ive been on this ride like 25 times and never knew that o.o
I knew there was a reason I loved this ride.
Holy shit! My mind just went….BOOM!Source: youjustrealized