When it was unveiled in 1982, nothing but controversy met the design of Vietnam Veterans Memorial to the 58,000 Americans who ... More
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
When it was unveiled in 1982, nothing but controversy met the design of Vietnam Veterans Memorial to the 58,000 Americans who died in the Vietnam War or remain missing in action. Maya Ying Lin may have been no more than a 21-year-old graduate student when she won the design contest for this memorial, but her work is now etched in the memories of countless visitors who have walked along this black granite wall filled with names.
all generations need to take this downward sloping walk along the walls of the vietnam memorial. i appreciate itmore every time i visit. as you descend walking toward the crux of the monument, and in effect, the toll of the war, the names of the dead pile up higher around you. The effect is heart wretching.
Would highly recommend folks include this, as well as the adjoining memorials, in their tour of the Nation's capital. This place helps to put your life in perspective and provides an appreciation for those who live their lives in Service so that we can enjoy the freedoms that we do here in America....
Probably one of the most moving experiences one could have. You can't help but feel part of it. Best visited in the early evening after dark. Words cannot describe it. I have no family members on the wall, nonetheless I can't recommend it enough.
The path slowly slopes downward as the wall and the list of names gets larger and larger. At the beginning of the path people are talking and there is noise from the surroundings. Gradually, the distracting sounds give way and silence echoes from the wall.
I loved the statue. How the people who came there honored the present, past and future marines. It was a person feeling having served with some of these great people who willing sacrificed everything. The pride the statue held was amazing. The flag flowing, there is nothing I could say to explain the experience completely. Semper Fi
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