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Vietnam Veterans Memorial

war memorial in Washington, DC, United States

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, also called the Wall, honors the men and women who died in the Vietnam War. It is a black granite wall which has the names of every American killed in the war. It was designed by Maya Lin in 1981 and is in Washington, DC.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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Visitors at the wall in January 2005
Map showing the location of Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Map showing the location of Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Map showing the location of Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Map showing the location of Vietnam Veterans Memorial
LocationWashington, D.C., United States
Coordinates38°53′28″N 77°2′52″W / 38.89111°N 77.04778°W / 38.89111; -77.04778Coordinates: 38°53′28″N 77°2′52″W / 38.89111°N 77.04778°W / 38.89111; -77.04778
Area2 acres (0.81 ha)
EstablishedNovember 13, 1982
Visitors3,799,968 (in 2006)
Governing bodyNational Park Service
WebsiteVietnam Veterans Memorial
ArchitectMaya Lin
NRHP reference #01000285[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 13, 1982

SourcesEdit

  1. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.