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Vietnam Veterans Memorial, War memorial in Washington D.C.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a national monument honoring U.S. service members who fought in the Vietnam War.

Dedicated on November 13, 1982, it initially caused controversy due to its unconventional design.

Each year, thousands visit to pay their respects and trace the names of loved ones etched into the granite wall.

The memorial is open 24 hours a day with rangers available for questions

Instead of heroic statues, architect Maya Lin used a minimalist, contemplative design.

Location: Washington, D.C.

Inception: November 13, 1982

Address: 5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington, DC 20002 20418

Website: nps.gov/vive/index.htm

Sources: Wikimedia, OpenStreetMap

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