Last month my daughter, Reid visited Washington DC with her 8th grade class. One of the stops on their whirl wind trip was the Vietnam Memorial Wall.
There are 58,260 names craved on the black granite wall of the memorial. While looking at all of the names Reid became intrigued by the tiny plus marks (that look like crosses) that she saw next to some of the soldiers names. She wanted to remember the tiny crosses so she zoomed in for a close up.
Not only did she capture the plus sign, and her reflection, but she also captured the name of a solider that was the father of a friend's friend.
Our friend Matt's college roommate was the son of one of the names in this picture that Reid took. Matt's daughter Erin was looking at the picture when she recognized the name.
A few degrees of separation, but out of 58,260 names on the wall, Reid finds the one name that her best friends dad knows. What are the odds of that happening? I find strange coincidences like that so twilight zone-ish!
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The pluses marks that appear next to some of the soldiers names indicate that they are missing. The diamond's mean that they have passed away and are accounted for. The pluses can be turned into a diamond if the soldier is found.