vietnam memorial

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Vietnam Memorial definition


A monument in Washington, D.C., in honor of individuals in the American armed services who died in the Vietnam War. The memorial is a large black marble wall set below ground level on a flat part of the Washington Mall. The names of the dead are inscribed in the wall.

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