Vietnam Veterans Memorial, West Potomac Park, Washington, District of Columbia, DC
Significance: It was built to honor the veterans of the Vietnam War (1959-1975). As a memorial for a controversial and unpopular war, it was intended both to commemorate those who served, as well as provide a vehicle for a process of National reconciliation. Simple and austere, yet compelling and evocative, a visit to the memorial has become one of the most popular and moving experiences of the Nation's Capitol.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N222
Survey number: HABS DC-805
Building/structure dates: 1982 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1993 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 01000285