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By Lou Marzeles

A fitting story of timely transformation.


November 8, 2017

The young man who scraped a sharp instrument across The Wall That Heals when it was in Goldendale this past summer sent a shock wave of grave distress with that action. For the first time in the history of the Wall, damage had been intentionally done to it, and it seemed the name of Goldendale would be ensconced in disgrace for that villainy.

But Monday night at the Goldendale city council meeting, the same young man redeemed himself and created a new chapter in the Wall's history. The juvenile repented of his actions in moving words, acknowledging that he'd known nothing of the value of the Wall and what it represented, adding that he'd now come to an appreciation of the Wall, the Vietna...

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