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First of all, the name is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

It is not a memorial to war. It is a memorial to those who were called to serve.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors all American military persons who served in the war and specifically names the 58,260 who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Eight were women.

It was built in Washington, DC because that is the capital of the USA.

A group of Vietnam War veterans organized getting government approval to build on a US National Park but the money to build it was donated by the general public.

They recognized that the bitterness and confusion about the war left relatives and friends of the fallen without a sense of pride. Anti-war protesters of the time frequently blamed the war on those who were called to serve.

More details are on the web site, see the link below.

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Where is the memorial for the Vietnam War built?

The Vietnam War Memorial is in Washington DC.

Is their a list of hero's from the Vietnam war?

Yes. It is called the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, DC.

What year was the Vietnam veterans memorial built?

November 13th, 1982 (Actually, the whole Veterans' Day weekend was a celebration of Vietnam Vets in Washington D.C., culminating with the Memorial Dedication)

What monument was erected in DC in hon or of the people who died during the war in Vietnam?

The Vietnam Memorial

What is the monument called in Washington DC in honor of the people who died in the war in Vietnam?

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a national war memorial in Washington DC. It was established to honor the members of the US armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War and who died in service or are still unaccounted for.

How did the American people honor the service of Vietnam veteran's?

they built a memorial in Washington DC

What is the name of the memorial that is in WashingtonDC?

There are dozens, if not hundreds of memorials in Washington, DC. * Jefferson Memorial * Lincoln Memorial * Vietnam Memorial * World War 2 Memorial

Where is the Vietnam Memorial located?

Washinton, D.C.

Where was the World War 2 memorial built?

It is in Washington DC, USA.

What monument in Washington DC is dedicated to the Vietnam War?

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall; the "Three Servicemen"; and the "Women Nurses."

What monument erected in DC honors people in the Vietnam War?

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial ~ see related link below .

Are all he monuments on the national mall dedicated to presidents?

No, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, World War II Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and DC World War I Memorial are all dedicated to servicemen and servicewomen.