Simple reminder Yale University student
Maya Yin Lin was only 21 when she won the national design competition
with a memorial that is simplicity itself - two triangular black granite
walls, each 75 meters (246 feet) long, set at a 120 degree angle and
pointing towards the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial. At
its apex, the walls rise to 3 meters (10 feet) and seen to overpower
those who stand beneath them. The names of heroes who made the
ultimate sacrifice for their country are placed chronologically: between
1959 and 1875 more than 58,000 were killed or reported missing in
action. It was the longest armed war in American history.
A place to reflect The polished surface
reflects the sky, trees, nearby monuments, and the faces of visitors
searching for the names of fathers, sons and loved ones.
Reflected in the Wall!
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