The Vietnam Veteran Memorial Descriptive Essay

The Vietnam Veteran Memorial
A look at the Vietnam Memorial and its significance.
# 4296 | 3,140 words | 9 sources | 2000 | US
Published on Feb 12, 2003 in History (General) , Art (General)

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This report explores the design of The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the designer and the contributors. It also explores the mysterious healing and understanding that The Wall of Names has brought to the nation, due to its intense, yet delicate symbolism.

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"In American history, war has always ended in the glorification of the soldiers who served fighting for their country. The Vietnam War, however, marked a change in this patriotic veneration. Shrouded in uncertainty, the war left the American public questioning their faith in a secretive government, and therefore questioned their faith in those who served for it. President Nixon described this disastrous public view when he said, "No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.... Never have the consequences of their misunderstanding been so tragic."

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