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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
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
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LocationWashington, D.C., United States
Area2.00 acres (0.81 ha)
EstablishedNovember 13, 1982
Visitors3,799,968 (in 2006)
Governing bodyNational Park Service
ArchitectMaya Lin
NRHP reference #01000285[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 13, 1982


  1. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.