Episode 009:
Creation of the vietnam veterans memorial

July 22, 2021

You’ll hear the story of the challenges and triumphs in building the most visited monument in Washington D.C.
Jan Scruggs (L), Maya Lin (C), and Robert Doubek (R) at a news conference. (Credit: Library of Congress)
Maya Lin's original Vietnam Veterans Memorial design competition submission. (Credit: Library of Congress)

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In This Episode You'll Learn

  • You’ll hear the story of the challenges and triumphs in building the most visited monument in Washington D.C. 

Resources In This Episode / Other Related Links

  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF). Since the dedication of The Wall, VVMF has pursued a mission of preserving the legacy of The Wall, promoting healing and educating about the impact of the Vietnam War. They run an incredible website that serves as a launching pad for their various education initiatives.  

 

  • The Wall USA. The 4/9 Infantry Manchu (Vietnam) Association started a website that provides a number of detailed facts and statistics about the names that are found on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. This site is no longer updated but the association says they will keep the website live. 

 

 

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