Belgian Memorial

The Belgian Memorial - very powerful. Visiting the place where Belgian UN Peacekeepers were murdered by Hutu extremists was unsettling. To see the bullet holes where the men were forced into the corner of a room and gunned down turned my stomach. The memorial made the violence I'd learned about in books and documentaries seem startlingly real. Vivid scenes from the documentary "Ghosts of Rwanda"  sprang into my mind as my eyes surveyed the bullet-sprayed walls. How did this happen, these powerful events, driven by powerful emotion? How did the people of this nation recover? How did they go from violence to reconciliation? How was peace possible? How does one heal? How does an entire nation heal? How do they learn to trust again? So many questions...