Located towards Constitution Avenue, near the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors the war veterans that served in the Vietnam War during the 1960's and 70's.
Dedicated in 1982, this memorial consists of a long, granite wall, which has all the names of the people that served in the Vietnam War. And that includes both living and dead. Seeing how long the list is, just shows how countless people were impacted by this war. Not only those who were sent to Vietnam to fight, but also the families who lost loved ones there.
The granite wall is the main part of this memorial, but there are a few other things to see. One of them is a book, that has all the names of people that served in the war, for those looking for a particular name.
Also nearby, are a couple of statues. One of them is the Three Servicemen, near the entry of one side of the wall. And the other being the Vietnam Women's Memorial, which honors the women that served in the war, located near the entry of the other side of the wall.
A visit to this place should not be missed, as seeing the names on the wall, humanizes the war experience a lot more. And really show how horrible and devastating the Vietnam War was.
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