Vietnam Veterans Memorial, a monument in Washington, D.C. It is a wall consisting of 140 black granite panels, approximately 10 feet (3 m) high and together some 246 feet (75 m) long, arranged in the shape of a V. The panels are inscribed with the names of more than 58,000 members of the United States armed forces who died in the Vietnamese War. The memorial was designed by Maya Lin, whose plan was chosen in a national competition, and was dedicated in 1982. Two life-size sculptures have been placed near the wall The Three Servicemenby Frederick Hart (1984) and the Vietnam Women's Memorialby Glenna Goodacre (1993).Names of the dead on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
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