AIDS Memorial Quilt Returns To National Mall - 25th Anniversary

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    Jun 30, 2012 4:32 AM GMT
    AIDS Memorial Quilt Returns To National Mall

    http://www.aidsquilt.org/

    "To mark its 25th anniversary, the AIDS Memorial Quilt has returned to Washington as part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. It's the quilt's first appearance on the Mall since 1996. Each of the 8,000 panels of the quilt on display for the festival memorializes a man or woman who died battling HIV/AIDS.

    When the quilt was here 16 years ago, the entire thing stretched across the Mall. At 1.3 million square feet, organizers say today's quilt is too large to be displayed in full."

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/27/aids-memorial-quilt-app-l_n_1632623.html



    See the AIDS Memorial Quilt on your computer:


    http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/projects/aidsquilt/
  • metta

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    Jun 30, 2012 4:36 AM GMT
    AIDS Quilt - 25 Years Later

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    Jun 30, 2012 4:41 AM GMT
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    Jun 30, 2012 5:30 AM GMT
    A high quality aerial photo of the quilt laid out on a large field would probably sell like hotcakes.

    Just sayin.
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    Jun 30, 2012 5:31 AM GMT
    What the hell? Come on.
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    Jun 30, 2012 6:12 AM GMT
    I even took my mom into the city to pay our respects at the 9/11 World Trade site while it was still smouldering, yet I never got myself to go see the quilt.

    I'm not sure why. I guess I only lost friends of friends at 9/11 and when I think back, none of them visited the site, while AIDS claimed those I've known and loved. It's pretty damned sad. That's for sure.
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    Jun 30, 2012 8:43 AM GMT
    I went to see this on the Mall at its last display there. 1996? Seems like yesterday. One thing I remember was the amount of cruising going on among guys walking around the panels. Kinda disturbing.

    The saddest part is hearing family members read off names, their voices cracking as they finish off with the name of their loved one.
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    Jun 30, 2012 3:44 PM GMT
    metta8 saidAIDS Memorial Quilt Returns To National Mall

    http://www.aidsquilt.org/

    "To mark its 25th anniversary, the AIDS Memorial Quilt has returned to Washington as part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. It's the quilt's first appearance on the Mall since 1996. Each of the 8,000 panels of the quilt on display for the festival memorializes a man or woman who died battling HIV/AIDS.

    When the quilt was here 16 years ago, the entire thing stretched across the Mall. At 1.3 million square feet, organizers say today's quilt is too large to be displayed in full."

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/27/aids-memorial-quilt-app-l_n_1632623.html


    If I ever visit Washington I am totally going to go see this quilt.
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    Jul 27, 2012 12:52 AM GMT


    See the AIDS Memorial Quilt on your computer:


    http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/projects/aidsquilt/