Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall

In response to The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge – Wall

Entry 1: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall

Photographed on July 5, 2011 in Washington, D.C.

* wikipedia .org:
The wall listed 58,191 names when it was completed in 1983; as of May 2011, there are 58,272 names, including 8 women. Approximately 1,200 of these are listed as missing (MIAs, POWs, and others). Directories are located on nearby podiums so that visitors may locate specific names.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, Washington, D.C.

* wikipedia .org:
The Memorial Wall is made up of two 246 feet 9 inches (75.21 m) long gabbro walls, etched with the names of the servicemen being honored in panels of horizontal rows with regular typeface and spacing. The walls are sunk into the ground, with the earth behind them. At the highest tip (the apex where they meet), they are 10.1 feet (3.1 m) high, and they taper to a height of 8 inches (20 cm) at their extremities. Symbolically, this is described as a “wound that is closed and healing.”

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, Washington, D.C.

* wikipedia .org:
When a visitor looks upon the wall, his or her reflection can be seen simultaneously with the engraved names, which is meant to symbolically bring the past and present together. One wall points toward the Washington Monument, the other in the direction of the Lincoln Memorial, meeting at an angle of 125° 12′. Each wall has 72 panels, 70 listing names (numbered 1E through 70E and 70W through 1W) and 2 very small blank panels at the extremities. There is a pathway along the base of the Wall, where visitors may walk.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, Washington, D.C.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, Washington, D.C.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, Washington, D.C.

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