Acrylic Prints - WA DC - National Mall - Vietnam Wars Memorial Wall - 58,000 names
Acrylic Prints - WA DC - National Mall - Vietnam Wars Memorial Wall - 58,000 names
Acrylic Prints - WA DC - National Mall - Vietnam Wars Memorial Wall - 58,000 names
Acrylic Prints - WA DC - National Mall - Vietnam Wars Memorial Wall - 58,000 names
Acrylic Prints - WA DC - National Mall - Vietnam Wars Memorial Wall - 58,000 names
Acrylic Prints - WA DC - National Mall - Vietnam Wars Memorial Wall - 58,000 names

Acrylic Prints - WA DC - National Mall - Vietnam Wars Memorial Wall - 58,000 names

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Art is affixed to a thick protective acrylic block giving a three dimensional appearance. A french cleat is attached to the back for easy hanging. Care instructions: Wipe clean with a damp cloth.

Hand polished, crystal clear edge - BPA Free Clear Acrylic - LexJet Lustre paper Modern frameless look - Vibrant colors - Built in UV Inhibitors - Aluminum Dibond backer.


Acrylic Prints - WA DC - National Mall - Vietnam Wars Memorial Wall 

Photo by Raul Garcia / Yunque Store in WA DC on 2016 - Nikon 24MP camera.

I saw this and it seem to me what it seems to you I guess... Someone had found a relative's name in the wall - i guess they had some method, since it seems impossible by chance. It does get smaller and smaller as less and less day each day as the war unwinds.

This I found on the web on this:

Ways to find a name on the Vietnam Memorial Wall:

  1. Download “The Wall,” an extremely useful app created by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund to help visitors locate names. ...
  2. Find the location of a name online. ...
  3. Use the books on either end of the memorial walls. ...
  4. Ask a National Park Service Ranger!


The Acrylic medium:

Art is affixed to a thick protective acrylic block giving a three dimensional appearance. A french cleat is attached to the back for easy hanging. Care instructions: Wipe clean with a damp cloth.

About the Vietnam war memorials, access and location:


The Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall pays tribute to the brave members of the U.S. Armed Forces who fought in the Vietnam War and were killed or missing in action. 

The memorial is free and open to the public 24 hours a day...

You’ll find the memorial located near Constitution Gardens on the National Mall. 


Access:

The closest Metro stops are Foggy Bottom or Federal Triangle on the Orange, Blue and Silver lines. 

Visitors can also get to the memorial via the DC Circulator’s National Mall route and Metrobus routes 32, 34 and 36.


The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall:

One of the nation’s most poignant war memorials The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall provides one of the National Mall’s most powerful scenes. 

The “wall” is actually made up of two identical walls that each stretch 246 feet and 9 inches, 

containing more than 58,000 names. The names are listed in chronological order based on the date of casualty, and within each day, names are shown in alphabetical order.


Source: https://washington.org/dc-guide-to/vietnam-veterans-memorial


The Vietnam War - a summary:


The Vietnam war was between communist North Vietnam and capitalist South Vietnam which commenced in 1964 and concluded in 1975. 

It was fought in southern Vietnam and bordering areas of Cambodia, Laos and in the bombing of North Vietnam. 

The capitalist South Vietnam forces were assisted by troops from the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea. 


The conflict reached its peak in 1969 where some 900,000 Us solders were involved in the conflict.


At the same time there was intense resistance and demonstrations against the war in the US.

Some well known events were the Woodstock festival ("3 Days of Peace & Music") in 1969 with over half a million participants.

The eventual resignation in 1974 of the then president Richard Nixon was also an indirect effect of the war and the Watergate scandal.


In 1975 the communist north Vietnamese invaded south Vietnam, without their allies they were overwhelmed, on July 2nd 1976 the socialist republic of Vietnam was born, people supporting the capitalist south Vietnamese were executed and many were in imprisoned. The South Vietnamese capital Saigon was renamed Ho Chi Min city in honor of Ho Chi Minh. 

The socialist republic of Vietnam is ruled by the communist part to this day.


Impact of the War:


During the air war, America dropped 8 million ton of bombs between 1965 and 1973. 

The type of bombs used varied and ranged from high explosive bombs used to blanket bomb a target to napalm used on clinical air strikes on a village, for example that were thought to be harboring the NLF. The impact of high explosive bombs continued after the war ended as many failed to explode 

on impact and have caused considerable problems since.


America also dropped anti-personnel mines by the thousands. One plane could drop a thousand of these in one flight. 


In an effort to take away from the NLF their ground coverage whereby they used the natural vegetation to avoid detection from the air, 

America used defoliants. The chemical most used was known as ‘Agent Orange’. In 1969 alone, 1,034,300 hectares of forest was destroyed.

Many of the soldiers dispatched into Vietnam, contracted the poisonous pesticide, Agent Orange, which seeps in to the bones and bloodstream and can be passed on to the children of the veterans.

Summarized from: https://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/vietnam-war/the-impact-of-war-on-vietnam/


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Print Technique

The artwork is printed on photo paper, and then fused onto the back side of the acrylic

Hanging

Sizes larger than 12"x12" will have a french cleat box which allows hanging in all orientations

Sizes smaller than 12"x12" will have french cleat strips placed according to artwork orientation

Care

Wipe clean with a damp cloth

Packaging

Smaller Sizes - Clear poly bag, thin corrugated cardboard to protect corners and boxed.

Larger Sizes - Clear poly bag, Styrofoam protected corners and boxed.

Available Shipping Methods

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Estimated production time

5 business days