Note to the Vietnam Veteran on Stanton

Posted on: November 11th, 2011 at 11:19 am by

On this brisk Veterans Day, we head over to the corner of Stanton and Chrystie Street, where a heartfelt thank you letter has resided for the better part of six months.  Just after Memorial Day 2011, a small DIY sign appeared on the black-painted facade of 205 Chrystie Street. A bright spot on a dark wall.

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It’s simple and to the point:

To the Vietnam veteran that lives in this building, the art community would like to thank you.
Thank you. 5/30/11 Just Paint.

The tribute survived rough weather conditions, vandalism, and new paint jobs.  Obviously the powers-that-be have little intention to remove.  So, to all the veterans in our midst and far afield, we salute you!  Thank you for serving and sacrificing so much for our country.

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