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Vietnam Veterans Memorial Monument Photo Washington, DC

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Monument Photo Washington, DC

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Connect with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial through this high resolution poster print photo of the monument that commands respect along every inch and in front of every name. The bright sunlight illuminates this vast wall. A reflection shows two visitors experiencing the stunning structure together as the Washington Monument stands tall in the distance. Buy the photo today for your home or office or get a print for a friend or relative.

Museum-quality posters made on thick matte paper. Add a wonderful accent to your room and office with these posters that are sure to brighten any environment.

• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Paper weight: 189 g/m²
• Opacity: 94%
• ISO brightness: 104%
• Paper is sourced from Japan

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., a V-shaped black granite wall engraved with the names of over 58,000 American service members who died or went missing in action during the Vietnam War, holds a powerful and multifaceted significance for many. People are drawn to it and want to capture its essence in photos for various reasons:

Remembrance and Honor:

The stark simplicity of the wall, etched with names in chronological order, serves as a poignant reminder of the human cost of war. Photos become a way to pay respects and honor the sacrifices made by those who served.

Touching the names, tracing them with fingers, or leaving mementos like flowers are common gestures of remembrance. Photos capture these acts of personal connection and preserve the memory of the fallen.

Healing and Reflection:

The reflective black granite surface creates a contemplative space where visitors can confront the pain and loss associated with the war. Photos can serve as a reminder of this introspection and the ongoing process of healing for veterans and their families.

The wall's V-shape, with its apex pointing towards the Washington Monument, symbolizes a wound in the nation's heart but also a path towards healing and reconciliation. Photos can capture this sense of duality and the hope for a brighter future.

Personal Connection:

Many visitors have personal ties to the war, with loved ones listed on the wall. Photos become a way to connect with their memory, to feel close to them even though they are gone.

Some veterans themselves find solace and validation at the memorial, seeing their own experiences reflected in the names and the shared sense of loss. Photos can document this personal journey of confronting and accepting their past.

History and Controversy:

The memorial's design, by young architect Maya Lin, was initially controversial, breaking away from traditional war monuments. Photos can serve as a reminder of this debate and the evolution of American memory surrounding the Vietnam War.

The wall has become a powerful symbol of the war's complexities and the ongoing struggle for recognition and understanding. Photos can spark conversations about these issues and the importance of remembering history.

Construction Details:

The memorial was completed in 1982 using black granite slabs from Minnesota and Quincy, Massachusetts. Each panel weighs 14 tons and measures 60 feet long and 8 inches thick.

The names are laser-etched onto the granite in chronological order, starting at the center of the V and moving outwards. Over 58,000 names are currently listed, with occasional additions as new information comes to light.

The memorial site also includes the Three Soldiers statue, added in 1984, and the Vietnam Women's Memorial, dedicated in 1993.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial's enduring power lies in its ability to evoke a multitude of emotions and memories. Photos become vessels for carrying these experiences, preserving the monument's significance for future generations and reminding us of the enduring impact of war and the importance of remembrance and healing.

This product is made especially for you as soon as you place an order, which is why it takes us a bit longer to deliver it to you. Making products on demand instead of in bulk helps reduce overproduction, so thank you for making thoughtful purchasing decisions!


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