Vietnam Veterans Memorial

View of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial looking west toward the Washington Monument. The competition-winning design by Maya Lin was dedicated in 1982. The starkly modern memorial, with its wall of inscribed names of the fallen, introduced a new landscape-oriented typology into the design of memorials and a new theme of explicit commemoration of wars on the National Mall.

(image credit: National Park Service)

5 Henry Bacon Drive, NW
Washington, DC 20245
United States


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