This Day In History - Vietnam Memorial Dedicated 1982

Vietnam Memorial Dedicated 1982

Monday, November 13, 2023

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Event Description

Near the end of a weeklong national salute to Americans who served in the Vietnam War, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington after a march to its site by thousands of veterans of the conflict.The long-awaited memorial was a simple V-shaped black-granite wall inscribed with the names of the 57,939 Americans who died in the conflict, arranged in order of death, not rank, as was common in other memorials.

Event Location

Washington, D.C., DC, United States