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Vietnam War Memorial: Women's Memorial in Washington, D.C.
by Glenna Goodacre (click name for more of that artist's work)
located in James M. Goode's The Mall area (click link for more in that area)

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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a national war memorial located in Washington, D.C., that honors members of the U.S. armed forces who had died in service or are unaccounted for during the Vietnam War. Its construction and related issues have been the source of numerous controversies, some of which have resulted in additions to the memorial complex. It currently consists of three separate parts: the Three Soldiers statue, the Vietnam Women's Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall designed by Maya Lin, which is the most recognized part of the memorial. The main part of the memorial was completed in 1982. It receives around 3 million visitors each year. Source: Wikipedia

The Vietnam War occurred from 1965 to April 30, 1975. It concluded with the North Vietnamese military victory after more than 15 years and was the first ever major military defeat for the United States. Over 1.4 million military personnel were killed in the war (approximately 6% were members of the United States armed forces), while estimates of civilian fatalities range from 2 to 5.1 million. On April 30, 1975, the capital of South Vietnam, Saigon fell to the communist forces of North Vietnam, effectively ending the Vietnam War. Source: Wikipedia

"While one nurse comforts the soldier, another kneels in thought or prayer. The third looks to the skies - for help from a medevac helicopter, or perhaps from a higher power."
From NPS.gov & thus in the public domain




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More Info
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James M. Goode's
'Washington Sculpture' (hardcover p 319 Item #7.29; The Mall area)

Medium: Bronze
Artist: Glenna Goodacre (click name for more of that artist's work)
Related subjects: Vietnam War; Women
Location: Constitution Ave. & 21st St NW (S of Vietnam Memorial) Washington, D.C.
See The Mall area in James Goode's Washington Sculpture
Nearest Metro: Foggy Bottom - GWU (George Washington University) (Orange - Blue - Silver) (click station name for all sculptures nearby)
Smithsonian American Art Museum's Art Inventories Catalog: Control number DC000027 (dcMem ID #1280 )

Links & other sources
'Who is That Man Anyway?' on Vietnam women
Museum collection of items left at the memorial (131)
NPS.gov List of Classified Structures Vietnam Womens statue
TheWall-USA.com
Vietnam Vets Memorial Fund on the Women's Memorial

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