Why the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was so controversial?

Why the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was so controversial?

The design aroused a great deal of controversy, reflecting the lack of resolution of the national conflicts over the war as well as the lack of consensus over what constituted an appropriate memorial at the end of the 20th century.

What is missing from the Vietnam Memorial?

The Cadet and the Goat Of the more than 58,000 names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, approximately 1,500 are still listed as Missing in Action. One of those names is Morgan Donahue, on Panel West 36, Line 14. The son of a World War II Army aviator, Donahue was destined to serve in the military from an early age.

Why are names still being added to the Vietnam Memorial?

The Department of Defense determined that all deaths were the result of wounds sustained in Vietnam. As for the status changes, the names are still recorded on The Wall.

What did the sculptor Frederick Hart wish to convey with his statue of the three soldiers?

Hart wanted the statue to convey “youth and innocence” The average age of a service member who was killed or MIA was 22 years old. Hart said this in describing the sculpture: “They are young. The contrast between the innocence of their youth and the weapons of war underscores the poignancy of their sacrifice.

Is there a Wisconsin Vietnam War Memorial in La Crosse?

The Wisconsin Vietnam War Memorial in La Crosse is beginning to take shape and progress is well under way. We My name is Jordan Briskey I’m from Holmen, Wisconsin and I am currently a student at the Western Wisconsin Technical Why does La Crosse not have a memorial honoring Vietnam Veterans?

When will the Vietnam War Memorial be built?

The WI Vietnam War Memorial will be built at Veterans Freedom Park in La Crosse in 2020. The memorial will honor and remember our soldiers and families that sacrificed their lives for the freedom we enjoy today.

Where are the Stars on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial?

Bronze stars representing each branch of the military will be located on the octagon pedestal below the battlefield memorial The memorial is designed to allow specific stories and emotions from inspired actual Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans to be shared How can you help?