Acrylic Prints - Canvas Gallery Wraps Statue in memorial to Vietnam War Veterans The statue depicts a European/African/ Hispanic American
Photo by Raul Garcia/Yunque Store in WA DC on 2016 - Nikon 24MP camera. The medium (ACRYLIC) that is the most lasting.
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
An homage to all Vietnam War Veterans
The Three Servicemen or The Three Soldiers by Frederick Hart
Detail of The Three Soldiers
A short distance away from the wall is another Vietnam memorial, a bronze statue named The Three Servicemen
(sometimes called The Three Soldiers). The statue depicts three soldiers, purposefully identifiable as
European American, African American, and Hispanic American. In their final arrangement, the statue
and the Wall appear to interact with each other, with the soldiers looking on in solemn tribute at the
names of their fallen comrades. The distance between the two allows them to interact while
minimizing the effect of the addition on Lin's design.
Approximately 2.7 million American men and women served in Vietnam. During the war,
over 58,000 U.S. military members lost their lives and 153,000 were wounded.
There were 766 prisoners of war of which 114 died in captivity.
The war was officially ended by Presidential Proclamation on May 7, 1975.
Video with park ranger explaining the meaning of this memorial,
Vietnam Veterans Memorial -
MONUMENT, WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES
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/