From The Editor's Desk: Flowers on the Wall
In the Postmarks section of our last issue, Star
Lawrence, BA ’66, responded to “On
the Front Line” (Fall 2005), a story about
alumni serving in Iraq, by asking members of the
University community to put a flower on the Vietnam
Veterans Memorial Wall in honor of her GW classmate,
Nicholas Krimont. “I am far, far away now,”
explained Lawrence, who resides in Arizona.
In late August, during the final stages of production
for this issue of GW Magazine, a package
arrived addressed as a letter to the editor. Enclosed
was the photo you see here, with a note saying
“a fellow alum” and his or her two
sons had placed two white carnations in front
of Krimont’s name, in his memory. Also enclosed
was a pencil rubbing of Krimont’s name engraved
on the Wall.
On behalf of editor Heather Milke and our entire
staff, I thank both “a fellow alum”
and Star Lawrence. We are honored to produce a
publication for GW alumni, who—in addition
to being active and impressive—are extraordinarily
thoughtful and kind.