Memorials

Michael Walsh's VN Veterans Memorial Quest

July 11, 2010

Vietnam Veterans of America has maintained a clearinghouse of information about state and local Vietnam veterans memorials since the mid-1990's. We have information about scores of memorials in every state at the national office in…

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The Three Servicemen Restored

July 8, 2010

Ceremonies today in scorching Washington, D.C., marked the completion of the restoration to its original finish of the "Three Serviceman" statue at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The $125, 000 project was set in motion by…

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The Texas Memorial

May 18, 2010

Planning for the official Texas state Vietnam Veterans Memorial has been going on since 2005 when the Texas Legislature authorized a monument on the grounds of the State Capitol in Austin to honor the Lone…

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Maya Lin Receives the National Medal of Arts

February 26, 2010

Maya Lin, who designed the national Vietnam Veterans Memorial (The Wall), was among the honorees last night, February 25, at the White House National Medal of Arts ceremonies. Lin received a 2009 National Medal of…

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Charles "Mac" Mathias, Jr., 1922-2010

January 27, 2010

Former Republican U.S. Senator Charles Mathias, Jr. of Maryland, a World War II veteran who opposed the Vietnam War but was one of the moving forces in creating the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, died January 25.…

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Photos of the Names on The Wall

September 22, 2009

Last week the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund announced a national call for photographs of the more than 58, 000 men and women whose names are on The Wall in Washington. The photos will be featured…

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Wichita Veterans Memorial Park Brouhaha

August 19, 2009

A recent New York Times article reported on the controversy over adding a new monument to the Wichita, Kansas' Veterans Memorial Park. Members of the city's Vietnamese exile community proposed adding a bronze statue of…

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Commemorating the First Casualties at The Wall

July 4, 2009

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the July 8, 1959, deaths of U.S. Army Master Sgt. Chester Ovnand and Maj. Dale Buis in Bien Hoa, Vietnam (widely recognized as the first Americans to perish in…

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Maya Lin Returns to D.C.

March 18, 2009

The theme of the big, splashy feature article in the March 17 Washington Post Style section on the new exhibit, "May Lin: Systematic Landscapes, " running through July 12 at Washington, D.C.'s Corcoran Gallery of…

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The WWI Memorial

January 28, 2009

When you picture war and veterans memorials in the nation's capital, you immediately think of the amazing Vietnam Veterans Memorial (The Wall), which has sat at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial since 1982. The…

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