New Jersey Vietnam War Memorial, PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ, USA
N 40° 23.319 W 074° 10.578
18T E 569910 N 4471220
Quick Description: The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial honors all those who served our country and state during the Vietnam War, especially the 1,566 New Jerseyans who did not return home.
From the NJVVMF Website
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 10/8/2009 1:01:08 PM
Waymark Code: WM7D97
This memorial is a sobering reminder of those who died during the Vietnam Conflict. On most of the Memorials 366 panels are the names of 1,566 New Jersey soldiers who died while in Vietnam.
The memorial was designed by Hien Nguyen, a Vietnam native. He fled in 1975, days before Saigon fell to communist forces from the North. His design for the open-air memorial was selected from among 425 submitted for consideration. Nguyen created the memorial for the soldiers who gave their lives for his homeland. Today Nguyen is a naturalized citizen and makes his home in Old Bridge, NJ.
On the grounds in the center of the Memorial are the names of the men who died, after the war, but, because of the war.
In the center of the Memorial there is also a statue created by sculptor, Thomas J Warren. The bronze statues represent the soldiers who were wounded or killed in Southeast Asia, the women who served, and all those who eventually came home.
After a visit to the Memorial, you should visit the Vietnam Era Educational Center. Inside you will find the history of Vietnam and the events that led to the Vietnam War. You will also find personal items from service men and women who served. This exhibit is open Tuesday thru Saturday, 10am until 4pm.
Active Military: Free
Kids 10 and under: Free
The Memorial is open 24/7 and is free to the public.
*Information used here was gathered from the New Jersey Vietnam Veteran Memorial Fund's website.
Placed by:: New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund and the PNC Arts Center.
Date Placed: 05/07/1995
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