“Above and Beyond.” More than 58,000 dog tags, representing each person killed in the Vietnam War, hang from a ceiling, on the third floor of the Harold Washington Library in #Chicago. When I saw this exhibit I was struck by the patterns and contrast, once I came closer and saw that what was hanging were dog tags of the men that had died, the full meaning of this poignant work of art hit home. For me, this reminds me of their sacrifice, and reinforces why we need to find peaceful solutions to the world issues that confront us. Above and Beyond was commissioned by the National Veterans Art Museum and created by U.S. Military Veterans (and artists) Rick Steinbock, Ned Broderick, Joe Fornelli, and Mike Helbing.
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