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"I Grieve" | by _Robert C_
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"I Grieve"

To me this is one of the most moving memorials. As soon as I saw these soldiers boots I could not even begin to understand the grief his loved ones must continue to harbor.

 

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a national war memorial located in Washington , D.C., that honors members of the U.S. armed forces who served in the Vietnam War.

 

The Memorial consists of three separate parts: the Three Soldiers statue, the Vietnam Women's Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, which is the most recognized part of the memorial.

 

The main part of the memorial was completed in 1982 and is located in Constitution Gardens adjacent to the National Mall, just northeast of the Lincoln Memorial. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is maintained by the U.S. National Park Service, and receives around 3 million visitors each year. The Memorial Wall was designed by U.S. architect Maya Lin.

 

This photo is used as part of the closing credits for the film The Wall-and the Significance of the Vietnam War Experience by Michael Bukay.

 

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Taken on August 10, 2002