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Vietnam War Monument

 
 
Vietnam War Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. Vietnam War Monument
Inscription.
Ground breaking 8/4/90
Dedication 8/3/91
Plaza dedication 8/1/92

The Vietnam War Monument
was created to honor the
"living, missing and dead"
from the Vietnam War.
1959-1975.

The monument itself is to help
heal America's wounds from
this war, honoring those who
served. The flame symbolizes
a hope for the return of the
missing and a wish for peace
to those who died. The plaza
enables us all to join together
to share a tribute to Vietnam
veterans and their families.

 
Erected 1992 by Vietnam War Monument Foundation, Inc.
 
Location. 37° 1.218′ N, 76° 27.254′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is on Kawana Circle 0.1 miles west of Biggins Circle, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. This monument is located adjacent to the Virginia War Museum in Huntington Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9285 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News VA 23607, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S.S. Scorpion SSN 589 (within shouting distance of this marker); Four Heroic Chaplains (within shouting distance of this marker); Pearl Harbor Survivors
Vietnam War Monument Plaza image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Vietnam War Monument Plaza
(within shouting distance of this marker); WW II U.S. Submarine Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia War Museum (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Behemoth in the Field (about 500 feet away); Ferguson Park (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Ferguson Park (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Newport News.
 
More about this marker. The memorial plaza contains a large granite obelisk in the center with a POW/MIA logo etched on each side. At the south end of the plaza, an Eternal Flame rest on a dedication pillar which also displays the names of foundation contributors.
 
Also see . . .  Virginia War Museum. (Submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, Vietnam
 
"We Honor Those Who Gave Their Best" image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
3. "We Honor Those Who Gave Their Best"
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 513 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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