Vietnam Veteran Memorial

Description: 

Honoring the men and women who served in the controversial Vietnam War, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial chronologically lists the names of more than 58,000 Americans who gave their lives in service to their country.

LocationMem: 
Washington D.C.
Institution: 
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
Official/Unofficial: 
Official
Group Acknowledged: 
Vietnam war veterans
Historical Subject: 

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial stands as a symbol of America's honor and recognition of the men and women who served and sacrificed their lives in the Vietnam War. Inscribed on the black granite walls are the names of more than 58,000 men and women who gave their lives or remain missing. The Memorial is dedicated to honor the courage, sacrifice and devotion to duty and country of all who answered the call to serve during one of the most divisive wars in U.S. history.

Physical Aspects: 

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a 2-acre (8,093.71 m²) U.S. national memorial in Washington D.C. The memorial consists of three parts: the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, completed first and the best-known part of the memorial; The Three Soldiers; and the Vietnam Women's Memorial.

Date of Dedication: 
1979
Place Location: 
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