Where is the wall of fallen soldiers?
The Wall, completed in 1982, has since been supplemented with the statue The Three Soldiers in 1984 and the Vietnam Women’s Memorial in 1993….
|Vietnam Veterans Memorial|
|Location||Washington, D.C., United States|
|Area||2 acres (0.81 ha)|
|Established||November 13, 1982|
What is the wall in Washington, D.C. called?
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall provides one of the National Mall’s most powerful scenes. In truth, the “wall” is actually made up of two identical walls that each stretch 246 feet and 9 inches, containing more than 58,000 names.
Why is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial controversial?
The design aroused a great deal of controversy, reflecting the lack of resolution of the national conflicts over the war as well as the lack of consensus over what constituted an appropriate memorial at the end of the 20th century.
What happens to things left at the Vietnam Memorial wall?
Items left at the Memorial are deemed to be the property of the National Park Service when voluntarily abandoned. Park staff may choose to save items for the museum collection or respectfully dispose of them.
Why is the Vietnam memorial black instead of white?
Design and Layout Maya Lin conceived her design as creating a park within a park — a quiet protected place unto itself, yet harmonious with the overall plan of Constitution Gardens. To achieve this effect she chose polished black granite for the walls.
Why did people not like the Vietnam memorial?
A group of veterans protested the design, claiming that it was an ugly insult that portrayed the war as shameful, dishonorable and worth hiding. “For too long the veterans of that miserable conflict have borne the burden of the national ambivalence about the war,” wrote one critic.