Vietnam War
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Founder On Its Importance

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial dedication took place on November 13, 1982. The largest part of the memorial, the Memorial Wall, lists the name of every serviceperson to be confirmed KIA (killed in action) or remain classified as MIA (missing in action). As of May 2011, there are 58,272 names inscribed on the wall. In this video, its founder Jann Scruggs, talks about the importance of the memorial, saying: “When you walk along it you can see your own reflection among the names, and this actually has a psychological effect on people as they think about what life is all about, how fragile life can end.”

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