On #ThisDayinHistory 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington after a weeklong national salute to Americans who served in the Vietnam War and a march to its site by thousands of veterans of the conflict #AceHistoryNews – @AceHistoryNews

#AceHistoryNews – Nov.13: The long-awaited memorial was a simple V-shaped black-granite wall inscribed with the names of the 57,939 Americans who died in the conflict: Arranged in order of death, not rank, as was common in other memorials #AceHistoryDesk reports

https://t.me/HistoricalPics/7404. The designer of the memorial was Maya Lin, a 21-year-old Yale University architecture student who entered a nationwide competition to create a design for the monument……….Many were initially opposed to Lin’s winning design, however, a remarkable shift in public opinion occurred in the months after the memorial’s dedication…….Veterans and families of the dead walked the black reflective wall, seeking the names of their loved ones killed in the conflict……….Once the name was located, visitors often made an etching or left a private offering, from notes and flowers to dog tags and cans of beer……..The Vietnam Veterans Memorial soon became one of the most visited memorials in the nation’s capital. #OTD #VietnamWar #MayaLin #Memorial #NationalMall #AceHistoryDesk reports are provided by Sterling Publishing & Media Reports

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