The Vietnam War Memorial

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This past October, I was able to go visit some very neat memorials in Washington D.C. There were three memorials that really stood out to me that I wanted to share in this Even Review project. I will cover what those three memorials are, when they took place, a brief summary of what it’s about, and why taking this class has influenced my awareness of these experiences.
The first even was the Vietnam War Memorial. The Vietnam War was also known as the Second Indochina War. More than three million people including 58,000 Americans were killed. It was a very long a costly war (like most). The Vietnam began in 1954 and lasted until 1975 when President Nixon ordered the withdrawal of our U.S. forces. The North Vietnamese government and the Viet
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This memorial plays a significant role in my life. My Grandfather was sent to fight in this war. It’s something that he can’t talk about and was very hard for him to go through. This war was between North and South Korea. The American’s fought for the South and China fought for the North. The war started in 1950 and ended in 1953. Nearly five million people died, 40,000 of them being the American’s who died in action. I thought that this was the neatest memorial out of all of them. They all are very important, but this memorial includes 19 stainless steel statues that were designed by a man named Frank Gaylord. He has his name written on each of his statues. Each one is about 7 feet and 6 inches tall and weighs about 1,000 pounds. They are dressed in their full combat gear. There is also a mural wall and shows soldiers, equipment, and people involved in the war. On the wall, the thing that stood out to me the most was when it said “Freedom is not free.” There is also a pool of remembrance that shows the numbers of the people that were killed, wounded, missing in action, and were prisoners of…show more content…
We may not have had pyramids, or tombs full of mummies and treasures. We do have art that helps to make us famous, but these major wars that we had to go through are what make it so that we can be famous for our art and some of our culture. Throughout this course, I have been able to see how other cultures took pride in their work and like them, I take pride in my countries fight for our freedom. These wars are something that will be remembered

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