One of my Offerings at the Wall
This is what I left at The Wall for Sgt. Arlie Mangus.  Copies of my web page dedicated to him, the picture of me from the opening ceremony at The Moving Wall that was in our local paper and the picture of his mother laying the POW/MIA wreath at the opening ceremony which was
in the paper too.
Here is what the letter said that I left at the Wall...

My name is Nikki, I am 11 years old and I live in Pennsylvania, by your hometown. I came to Washington because I wanted to see the Wall and to visit you. You don't know me, but you are my Special adopted POW/MIA.  In July I got the chance to meet your mother.  She is a wonderful person and we write to each other.  She asked me if I would honor you at the Moving Wall and when your name was read I placed a white carnation at Panel 2W.  She misses you and is very proud of you. I have a web page dedicated to you and I wear a bracelet with your name on it every day. I brought you a copy of my web page, a picture of your mother and one of me that was in our local paper. I thought you might like to have these. I wanted to leave you something to show that I care.  My heart goes out to your family and I pray for you every day.  Someday, I hope they bring you home! 

I will not forget you,
I have carved you in the palm of my hand....................Isaiah 49:15

Nikki Mendicin
Even Tropical Storm Dennis (once Hurricane Dennis) couldn't keep us away. We grabbed the rain gear and went to The Wall.  We were there hours at a time and two, three times a day.  I love this statue and left a flower at the base when we left.
These are some of the things we did in D.C.
This is my friend, Mr. Devlin. We met him when we were volunteers at The Moving Wall.  He is a a Vietnam Veteran too.  He volunteers in Washington D.C. with the National Park Service, but he lives in Pittsburgh. We were lucky, because he was there over Labor Day Weekend too and he got to show us a lot of things that we might not have seen. This is Mr. Devlin, Nathan and me "falling off" the Washington Monument.
We love you Mr. Devlin!

This is the cart that Mr. Devlin rode us all around D.C. in. My mom stayed in the back rolling the camcorder the whole time.  When people kept looking she told them she was filming a documentary!
We had a lot of fun in that cart.
Left: This is mom and dad in front of the Reflecting Pool.  Mom has her Pittsburgh Pirates shirt on-LET'S GO BUCS!
This is me sitting with Albert Einstein. It took me half of the day to climb up there!