May 22, 2008

My DC - Week 18

I was walkimg down 15th Street on Wednesday afternoon, taking pictures to use for My DC when I looked up and saw this stretched out in front of me - a display of life sized cardboard cutouts representing The Forgotten Children.

Forgotten Children -- Foster Children Take a Stand
All week long this display, presented by CASA and Freddie Mac, has been growing by 850 a day. The intent was to raise awareness and support for foster children who would otherwise be mostly invisible in our society.

Here in the US we'll be celebrating the start of summer on this Memorial day weekend with family gatherings and barbques. Personally, I'll be celebrating a family wedding. It would be nice if we could all take a moment to remember the foster children and all of those less fortunate members of our society who are similarly invisible.

Have a great weekend!

4 comments:

Carole Knits said...

That must be a really moving thing to see and excellent reminder of those children. Thanks for posting this.

Cursing Mama said...

Heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time.
I won't pull my soapbox this time, but it is tempting....maybe next week.
Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Gnat said...

Wow...that is moving. Thank you for sharing.

Julie said...

Wow, what a moving display. Thank you for sharing it with us.