The National Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington commemorates the Americans who died or went missing during the Vietnam War. The monument consists of a group of three life-size and lifelike American soldiers in typical Vietnam war outfit, armed with M16 and M60 machine guns. Next to these soldiers is a huge marble wall bearing 58,307 names of the dead and missing. The long wall of names is impressive , it gives a good impression of the enormous losses during the war. The monument was unveiled on November 13, 1982.
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