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Vietnam Veterans Memorial (USA). The opposite of DC’s white, gleaming marble, the black, low-lying Vietnam memorial cuts into the earth, just as the Vietnam War cut into the national psyche. The monument shows the names of the war’s 58,267 fatalities – listed in the order they died – along a dark, reflective wall.

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall ... Washington, DC, USA. The Vietnam experience influence our entire generation.

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a high resolution scan of Maya Lin's original competition board for the Vietnam Memorial (click through to read the description) via @Fred Scharmen

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MEANING: Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Maya Lin, Washington DC, USA (1982): The names of the dead are listed in chronological order, built of granite and carved into the ground, moving down then up out of it's centre. It's symbolism is open to subjective interpretation of meaning.

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Every year on Veterans Day, Americans pay tribute to those brave men and women who have served our are currently serving in our armed forces. Get the

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