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Vetnam Vets memorial

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall ... Washington, DC, USA. The Vietnam experience influence our entire generation.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.


a high resolution scan of Maya Lin's original competition board for the Vietnam Memorial (click through to read the description) via @Fred Scharmen

Vietnam War Memorial by William Yager. Description: Soldier marching into a granite slab, set in a memorial garden Caption: This Memorial commemorates the 280 men who gave their lives for freedom, and to educate future generations about their experiences, sacrifices, and to aid in healing for all those left behind. A steel bollard is dedicated to each man.

MEANING: Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Maya Lin, Washington DC, USA (1982): The names of the dead are listed in chronological order, built of granite and carved into the ground, moving down then up out of it's centre. It's symbolism is open to subjective interpretation of meaning.


Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall | I remember visiting the wall as a boy with my father who served as United States Marine in Vietnam in 1968 and 1969. It was an emotional, memorable experience to say the least. | Thank God for our #veterans

Vietnam Veterans Memorial (USA). The opposite of DC’s white, gleaming marble, the black, low-lying Vietnam memorial cuts into the earth, just as the Vietnam War cut into the national psyche. The monument shows the names of the war’s 58,267 fatalities – listed in the order they died – along a dark, reflective wall.


Vietnam Memorial with the Washington Memorial in the background. National Mall, Washington, D.C.