In this chapter, you learned about the high price of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War—more than 58,000 Americans died and another 300,000 were wounded. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., designed by architecture student Maya Ying Lin, honors all veterans of the Vietnam War. Known as the "Wall," the chevron-shaped monument has two 250-foot walls of polished black granite, and engraved upon the mirror-like surface are the names of the 58,209 men and women who were killed or listed as missing in action during the war. States and individuals have also created memorials to honor the veterans of the Vietnam War. Visit this site to explore some of the many tributes to veterans of the Vietnam War.
Destination Title: Vietnam Veterans Memorials Around The World
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Start at the Vietnam Veterans Memorials Around The World Web site.
- Scroll down and visit the Vietnam veterans' memorial sites in the following cities or areas: Washington, D.C.; Pensacola, Florida; Frankfort, Kentucky; Monroe County, Michigan; and Holmdel, New Jersey. If time permits, visit some of the other states' sites as well.
- Browse through the sites, taking notes as you go.
After you have read through the information, answer the following questions.