Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Deliberately setting aside the controversies of the war, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors the men and women who served when their Nation called upon them. The designer, Maya Lin, felt that “the politics had eclipsed the veterans, their service and their lives.” She kept the design elegantly simple to “allow everyone to respond and remember.” The memorial contains three sections: the Three Soldiers Statue, the Vietnam Women’s Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall.