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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Visitors at the wall in January 2005
Location Washington, D.C., United States
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Established November 13, 1982
Visitors 3,799,968 (in 2006)
Governing body National Park Service

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

U.S. National Monument
Architect Maya Lin
NRHP reference No. 01000285
Added to NRHP November 13, 1982

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, also called the Wall, honors the men and women who died in the Vietnam War. It is a black granite wall which has the names of every American killed in the war. It was designed by Maya Lin in 1981 and is in Washington, DC.

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