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Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial

 
 
Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial Tribute image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
1. Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial Tribute
Inscription. The Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial is designed to honor those who served in all branches of the United States armed forces during the Vietnam War. The memorial pays tribute to the 80,000 Philadelphia Vietnam era veterans who served our country in our nation's longest war. By honoring these Americans, the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial separates the warrior from the war, focuses on the valor and sacrifice of these patriots, and gives each of them a place in history.

This memorial was erected exclusively through the volunteer efforts and generous contributions of the citizens of the Delaware Valley area. To those who have helped, the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund extends its sincere appreciation.
It has been an honor and privilege to serve.
The Memorial Fund
July 10, 1984 thru October 26, 1987

“...for those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know”

“It is our duty to remember”
The gallant Americans whose names grace this memorial wall sacrificed their lives in the service of our country during the Vietnam War, 1964-1975.....
 
Erected by Citizens of the Delaware Valley.
 
Location.
Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial Sponsors image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
2. Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial Sponsors
39° 56.635′ N, 75° 8.57′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker can be reached from Spruce Street, on the left. Touch for map. Memorial is in Veterans Memorial Park, south of Spruce Street between Delaware Avenue and Front Street. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Purple Heart Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Philadelphia Beirut Bombing Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Philadelphia Korean War Memorial at Penn's Landing (about 400 feet away); Cruiser Olympia - Submarine Becuna (about 400 feet away); Commodore John Barry (1745 - 1803) (about 500 feet away); “A Man Full of Trouble” Tavern (about 600 feet away); Society Hill / The New Market and Head House (about 800 feet away); Queen Village / The New Market and Head House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
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Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial Freedom Quote image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
3. Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial Freedom Quote
Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial Duty to Remember image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
4. Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial Duty to Remember
Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Wall of Honor image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
5. Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Wall of Honor
Representative panel.
Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
6. Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Looking northwest.
Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall of Honor image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
7. Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall of Honor
Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles Martienssen, December 30, 2014
8. Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,146 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 11, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   8. submitted on August 16, 2015, by Carolyn Martienssen of West Hazleton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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