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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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Visitors at the wall in January 2005
Vietnam Veterans Memorial is located in Central Washington, D.C.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Location in Central Washington, D.C.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial is located in the United States
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Location in the United States
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
Website Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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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