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Each Sunday from sunrise to sunset, a temporary memorial appears next to the world-famous pier in Santa Monica, California. Arlington West is a project of Veterans For Peace. The memorial website describes Arlington West as a place “…to honor the fallen and wounded – to provide a place to grieve – to acknowledge the human cost of war – to encourage dialogue among people with varied points of view – to educate the public about the needs of those returning from war.”
Each white cross, crescent or star of David “…carefully positioned in the sand with a uniformity appropriate a memorial for this purpose, represents all American military personnel who’ve lost their lives in the US war and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan.” Each red cross represents the loss of 10 military personnel.
This photo was taken December 30, 2007 with a Canon EOS 40D, EF17-40mm f/4L lens, 1/640 sec at f/13, ISO 320 on Lexar Digital Film.