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Vietnam War Memorial, State Capitol, Little Rock, AR, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member HANSENNI
N 34° 44.724 W 092° 17.323
15S E 565106 N 3845039
Quick Description: Arkansas State Vietnam War memorial located on the southeast lawn of the State Capitol in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 3/12/2009 9:00:13 AM
Waymark Code: WM60JH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member waypointazoid
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Long Description:
A stunning black marble triangular memorial wall inset into a off white granite wall encircling a bronze statue of a Vietnam era soldier. The memorial was designed by Stephen Gartmann and is believed to be the first Vietnam Veterans Memorial to be located on the grounds of a state capitol. The soldier statue was designed and sculpted by John Deering, a Little Rock artist and political cartoonist for the Arkansas Democrat newspaper. The soldier sculpture is very detailed and accurate and conveys the feelings of a soldier who has seen too much of war. The memorial was dedicated on March 7, 1987 with the statue being added and dedicated on November 11, 1987. The funding for the Memorial came from just over $150,000 in private contributions and $150,000 in matching State funds appropriated by the Arkansas General Assembly in 1983. Then Governor Bill Clinton appointed a committee of several veterans to oversee the process of completing the Memorial wall and statue.

This memorial contains the names of the over 588 Arkansas men who lost their lives in the war.

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Requiescat In Pace brothers - For as long as your names are remembered so too are you. Thank you for serving for us and your country.

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Placed by:: General Assembly and Citizens of Arkansas

Date Placed: Not listed

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