Derek Griggs

Vietnam War Memorial

When the Vietnam War Took Place

The Vietnam War took place in 1954-1975. About 57,939 men and women died during the war.

When the Vietnam War Memorial was Built

The Vietnam War Memorial honored those who served in the war. The Memorial was built in Washington D.C. The Vietnam War Memorial was started in 1981 and finished in 1982.

Maya Lin

Maya Lin was born in 1959 on Oct. 5th, in Athens, Ohio. She entered a design contest in college. Then she came up with the idea of the memorial.


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