I stumbled upon Arlington Miami in front of the Bayfront Amphitheater this past Sunday afternoon on my way to Bayside Marketplace from the College/Bayside station of the Metromover.
It made me stop.
In a city sorely lacking in art in public places (unless you count the roosters on Calle Ocho), I found Arlington Miami to be quite refreshing. It made me uncomfortable, piqued my curiosity, provoked thought and put things in perspective all in a span of 20 seconds. Best of all, it was there for all to see. For free.
My salute to all the soldiers that have carried and continue to carry the weight of the stars and stripes on their broad shoulders. Thank you.
My condolences to the families dealing with the loss of a fallen hero.
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Democracy for America Miami-Dade and Vets For Peace, nor am I familiar with their causes and/or campaigns. I do not agree or disagree with their message. I simply found this self-described memorial to be, for lack of a better word, interesting. That’s all.
Adrian Salgado is a Realtor Associate and Blogger with RED I Realty in Miami, FL and can be reached at 305-491-7179 or SalgadoA@gmail.com.