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Old 12-06-2012, 07:49 PM   #1
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Outside the wall looking in.




Inside the wall looking out.



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Old 12-06-2012, 08:10 PM   #2
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Wow. It got me, too.



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Me too!
Thanks!

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Touches the soul.

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In my former career I visited DC often. I have never been in the military, but I was drawn to The Wall each time I was there. I always walked away with a profound sense of pride and tears in my eyes from the small remembrances at the base.

Over the years I visited the memorials and monuments in DC many times and never got bored with them.

I chose my country, most of you were gifted with it when you were born here. Appreciate what you have.

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i had scene the first photo before.. never the other. very cool

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Thank you for the pictures... Very cool! :-)

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Random fact about the Vietnam memorial...
Designed by a Vietnamese American, who I believe was a teen at the time.

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Random fact about the Vietnam memorial...
Designed by a Vietnamese American, who I believe was a teen at the time.
Close, but no cigar.

Maya Lin, a Chinese American, was born in Athens, Ohio. Her parents immigrated to the United States from China in 1949 and settled in Ohio in 1958, one year before Maya Lin was born.

In 1981, at age 21 and while still an undergraduate, Lin won a public design competition for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, beating out 1,441 other competition submissions.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_Ying_Lin
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Very well, I'd always heard she was Vietnamese. Much the same story as you just told, but that she was about 17 when she designed it.



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