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Quotes of the Day for 26 March 2002 – Memory

It was twenty years ago today at Washington City that various dignitaries gathered with polished shovels to break ground for "The Wall," more precisely known as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. It was designed by Maya Lin, an architecture student, and was first greeted with decidedly mixed reactions. Since then millions have come to touch the names, lay flowers on the ground, or just stand in awe with memory of friends and family who lost their lives.

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The quotes:

Today the world changes so quickly that in growing up we take leave not just of youth but of the world we were young in.... Fear and resentment of what is new is really a lament for the memories of our childhood.
     - Peter Medawar

Memory is not so brilliant as hope, but it is more beautiful, and a thousand times as true.
     - George Dennison Prentice

We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.
     - Tom Stoppard

I answer the heroic question Death, where is thy sting? It is here in my heart and mind and memories.
     - Maya Angelou

The best memory is that which forgets nothing but injuries. Write kindness in marble and write injuries in the dust.
     - Persian proverb

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