West National Mall Monuments & Memorials Self Guided Walking Tour and Printable Map

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, also known simply as The Wall, honors the US service members who are either listed missing in action or killed in action during the Vietnam War.

The black granite used to create the wall comes from Bangalore, India. It was chosen for it's reflection qualities when sanded and polished. The wall is 246 feet 9 inches long and is sunken into the ground. At the highest peak of the wall it is 10 feet and they taper in both directions to 8 inches.

As of of June 2010, there are 58,267 names listed on the wall. Upon closer examination of each name, you will find either a cross or a diamond. The cross represents a service member still listed as missing in action. A diamond represents a service member killed in action. If the remains of a service member listed as missing in action are located, a diamond is superimposed over the cross.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in 1982. It was designed by architect Maya Lin, a 21 year old Yale undergraduate. She beat out 1,441 submissions to the public design competition. Today, the Wall is one of the most visited memorials in Washington DC with over 3 million visitors per year.




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