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    V I E T N A M V E T E R A N M E M O R I A L

    MAYA LIN, DC

    the names would become the memorial, M. Lin

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    The memorial consists of threeseparate parts:

    the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall

    By Maya Lin

    the Three Soldiers statueBy Frederick Hart

    the Vietnam Women's MemorialBy Glenna Goodacre

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    Timeline:

    October 1980 - Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation set up adesign competition

    * Competition guidelines:o U.S citizen 18 years of age

    or oldero reflective and

    contemplativeo be harmonious with its siteo

    it include the names of all57,661 Americans whodied in the war.

    o make no politicalstatement regarding warand its conduct,

    March 11, 1982 - The design of Maya Lin is formally approved.

    March 26, 1982 - Ground is formally broken.

    November 13, 1982Memorial dedication after a march toits site by thousands of Vietnam War veterans.

    November 1984The Three Soldiers statue is dedicated.

    November 11, 1993Vietnam Women's Memorial isdedicated.

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    Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall

    Maya Lin

    o born in Athens, Ohio in 1959

    o Asian-American

    o Yale architectural student in her senior year

    o Class Project (memorial for World War III )

    o Chosen out of 1421 submissions

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    VisionI had a simple impulse to cut into the earth.

    I imagined taking a knife and cutting into the earth, opening it up, an initialviolence and pain that in time would heal. ... The need for the names to beon the memorial would become the memorial... It would be an interface,between our world and the quieter, darker, more peaceful world beyond. Ichose black granite in order to make the surface reflective and peaceful. Inever looked at the memorial as a wall, an object, but as an edge to theearth, an opened side.... By linking these two strong symbols[LincolnMemorial Washington Monument], I wanted to create a unity between thenations past and present.

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    Facts:

    7520.9m long

    3.0785m high at highest point

    Granite from southern India

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    140 panels of names

    58.191 names on the wall

    every name is 1.3 cm tall

    Be listed in chronological

    order (date of death)

    The Names

    Symbols:o diamond symbol (death

    was confirmed)o cross symbol (remains

    missing)o A circle (inscribed

    around the cross if aserviceman ever returnalive. )

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    Controversy

    Its like a giant tombstone...

    black and below level in a city ofwhite marble

    black ditch

    if I had a brother who died in the war, Iwould never want to visit this memorial

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    The Three Soldiers statueBy Frederick Hart

    The Three Soldiers statue wasdesigned to supplement theVietnam Veterans Memorial, byadding a more traditionalcomponent such as a statue thatdepicted warriors from that

    respective war.

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    The Vietnam Women's Memorial(November 11, 1993)By Glenna Goodacre

    Hope Faith Charity

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    The visitors

    Notes, letters, poems

    Bracelets, flowers, flags Etc