Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial

American flags with messages left at the Memorial Wall of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., United States

The wall lists the servicemen who were either confirmed Killed in Action (KIA) or Missing in Action (MIA) and are listed in chronological order.

  As of May 2011, there are 58,272 names on the wall, including 1,200 who are still MIA, which are denoted with a cross.

When a visitor looks upon the wall, his reflection can be seen simultaneously with the engraved names, 
which is meant to symbolically bring the past and present together.
Here seen with the Washington Monument in the reflection.

For more information on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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