The long-awaited memorial was a simple V-shaped black-granite wall inscribed with the names of the 57,939 Americans who died in the conflict, arranged in order of death, not rank, as was common in other memorials. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial soon became one of the most visited memorials in the nation’s capital. A Smithsonian Institution director called it “a community of feelings, almost a sacred precinct.” Today and this weekend, we remember all those who served during the Vietnam War.
"If it moves, salute it; if it doesn't move, paint it!" It takes more than 6,500 gallons of paint to coat the exterior of an aircraft carrier. Pictured here: PCU Ronald Reagan’s (CVN 76) Painting in 2003.
Southern California Veteran's and their families came out to the Vietnam Traveling Tribute Wall in Dana Point to remember all who have given the ultimate sacrifice. The American Veteran Traveling Tribute is a Veteran owned project that honors all Veterans and those currently serving by letting them know they will never be forgotten. To learn more please visit http://www.avtt.org/