Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Women in Vietnam Memorial
The tree-ringed Women in Vietnam Memorial, showing female soldiers aiding a fallen combatant, was added to complement the Vietnam...
The Three Soldiers
In 1984 opponents of Maya Lin’s Vietnam memorial design insisted that a more traditional sculpture be added to the monument. The Three...
Albert Einstein Memorial
The nicely landscaped grounds in front of the National Academy of Sciences feature DC’s most huggable monument: the Albert Einstein...
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Vietnam Veterans Memorial information
The opposite of DC's white, gleaming marble is this black, low-lying 'V,' an expression of the psychic scar wrought by the Vietnam War. The monument follows a descent deeper into the earth, with the names of the 58,272 dead soldiers – listed in the order in which they died – chiseled into the dark wall. It's a subtle, but profound monument – and all the more surprising as it was designed by 21-year-old undergraduate student Maya Lin in 1981.