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Vietnam Veterans

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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a U.S. national memorial in Washington, D.C. It honors service members of the U.S. armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War, service members who died in service in Vietnam/South East Asia, and those service members who were unaccounted for during the war. The Vietnam memorial is made up 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. The main part of the memorial, which was completed in 1982, is in Constitution Gardens adjacent to the National Mall, just northeast of the Lincoln Memorial. The Memorial Wall was designed by American architect Maya Lin.

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https://www.nps.gov/vive/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_Veterans_Memorial The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a U.S. national memorial in Washington, D.C. It honors service members of the U.S. armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War, service members who died in service in Vietnam/South East Asia, and those service members who were unaccounted for during the war. The Vietnam memorial is made up 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. The main part of the memorial, which was completed in 1982, is in Constitution Gardens adjacent to the National Mall, just northeast of the Lincoln Memorial. The Memorial Wall was designed by American architect Maya Lin. Honoring the men and women who served in the controversial Vietnam War, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial chronologically lists the names of 58,318 Americans who gave their lives in service to their country. GPS Coordinates: 38.891112, -77.047626 Address: 5 Henry Bacon Drive NW, Washington, D.C. Nearest Intersection: Henry Bacon Drive & Constitution Ave. NW Vietnam Veterans Memorial at night Lights glow at the base of the wall of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial with Washington Monument. Visiting after dark completely changes the character of the memorial. Vietnam Women's Memorial Bronze statue of three women with a wounded soldier. Women in Service to their country during Vietnam Three Servicemen Statue A bronze statue of three soldiers standing together, carrying weapons, and looking to their right. The Three Servicemen statue and the flagpole were added shortly after the memorial opened in its original configuration. Visitors to the wall A man kneels and takes a photo of the wall surrounded by other people. Flowers are at the wall base. Memorial Day weekend is a special time to visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Notes and flags set at the base of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, a black wall inscribed with names. Many have left memories of the fallen over the years. National Mall and Memorial Parks - 2018 Partnership Report Our generous partners and volunteers provided more than $34 million in philanthropic contributions in 2018 helping us fund preservation projects, programs, commemorations, and celebrations. Aerial photo of the Washington Monument and Reflecting Pool National Park Getaway: National Mall & Memorial Parks National Mall and Memorial Parks is a diverse national park with distinctive sites that excite and enchant visitors while they learn the history of our nation. 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