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Vietnam Veterans Monument

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, August 22, 2012
1. Vietnam Veterans Monument
Inscription. The canopy covering the statues is taken from the shape of a Hibiscus Flower Pod an asiatic symbol of rebirth and regeneration, symbolizing the warrior's return to peace to begin the journey of healing the scars of war.
On the ceiling of the canopy are wind chimes, signifying prayers for the dead each time they chime.
The configuration of the statues is symbolic of the welcome home that veterans have historically treasured.
The inscription, in Vietnamese and English, reflects the veterans' desire for peace-from war and within themselves.
This monument is offered as a daily reminder that our veterans, living and dead, are not and will not be forgotten.
 
Erected 1987 by Pittsburgh-Allegheny County Vietnam Veterans Committee.
 
Location. 40° 26.712′ N, 80° 0.649′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from Three Rivers Heritage Trail. Touch for map. Monument is located in Roberto Clemente Park on Pittsburgh's North Shore, along the Allegheny River. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15212, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Southwestern Pennsylvania World War II Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
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By Mike Wintermantel, August 22, 2012
2. Vietnam Veterans Monument Marker
First World Series (about 600 feet away); Korean War Veterans' Monument (about 800 feet away); The Immaculate Reception (about 800 feet away); County of Allegheny Law Enforcement Officers Memorial (about 800 feet away); First Professional Football Game (about 800 feet away); Three Rivers Stadium (approx. 0.2 miles away); David L. Lawrence (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Categories. War, Vietnam
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, August 22, 2012
3. Vietnam Veterans Monument
Looking southwest
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By Mike Wintermantel, August 22, 2012
4. Vietnam Veterans Monument
Looking southeast
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By Mike Wintermantel, August 22, 2012
5. Vietnam Veterans Monument
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By Mike Wintermantel, August 22, 2012
6. Vietnam Veterans Monument
Statues depicting the veterans return home
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By Mike Wintermantel, August 22, 2012
7. Vietnam Veterans Monument
The inscription in the floor, in Vietnamese and English, reflects the veterans' desire for peace-from war and within themselves.
Welcome Home image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 22, 2012
8. Welcome Home
Welcome home to proud men and women
We begin now to fulfill promises
To remember the past
To look to the future

We begin now to complete the final process
Not to make political statements
Not to offer explanations
Not to debate realities

Monuments are erected so that the future might remember the past
Warriors die and live and die
Let the Historians answer the political questions
Those who served - served
Those who gave all - live in our hearts
Those who are left - continue to give
As long as we remember -
There is still some love left.
T.J. McGarvey
Vietnam Veterans Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 9, 2012
9. Vietnam Veterans Monument
Facing Pittsburgh and the Allegheny River
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 356 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 22, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   9. submitted on October 13, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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