The Wall
Author: Eve Bunting
Page Designed by: Jade Shivers

The Wall Picture
The Wall is an emotional story of a father and son who travel to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.  They make this trip to find the name of the grandfather the boy has never met.

In the story the son talks about how he has never met his grandfather. He also describes  the many things that he sees as he looks around the monument. As he looks around he sees a man in a wheelchair with no legs. He makes the connection that the man probably lost his legs in the same war that his grandfather died in.

The story is a heart-warming story of the father and son moment that the two share remembering their father and grandfather that they lost in the tragic war.  

Critical Thinking Questions
    1. How would you feel if you lost a relative in a war?
    2. How would you feel if you were not able to meet a grandparent because they  
passed away in war?

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