Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Constitution Gardens
Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

Vietnam Memorial
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The names of the nearly 58,000 Americans who died in Vietnam or who remain unaccounted for are inscribed on the walls in chronological order.

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Categories

  • Man-Made

    The Memorial Wall, designed by Maya Lin, is made up of two gabbro walls 246 feet 9 inches (75 m) long. Stone for the wall came from Bangalore, India. The walls are sunk into the ground, with the earth behind them.
  • National Monuments

    The Memorial honors members of the U.S. armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War, service members who died in service in Vietnam/South East Asia, and those service members who were unaccounted for during the War.

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