Unlikely icon: the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

An accumulation of names is one of the most powerful icons in U.S. history

Maya Lin, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 1982, granite, 2 acres within Constitution Gardens, (National Mall, Washington, D.C.)
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