Vietnam War Memorial, Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Posted by: HANSENNI
N 39° 56.641 W 075° 08.569
18S E 487799 N 4421553
Quick Description: Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans memorial, Spruce Street at Penn's Landing.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 10/15/2009 6:05:36 AM
Waymark Code: WM7ER0
Two facing walls - a curved wall inscribed with the names of the men killed in action facing a straight wall engraved with scenes from the war. The two walls, creating an amphitheater-like setting, are composed of panels of polished, charcoal gray granite.
The Name Panels
The southern wall containing the name panels is a concave structure, slightly raised in the center, on a higher plane than the opposing north wall inscribed with the scenes. Each panel is 34 inches wide, 56 inches high and 13 inches thick. Each name is inscribed in letters measuring 1-1/4 inches in height.
The Scene Panels
Based on the sketches by Tom Rice, a graduate student at Temple University's Tyler School of Art, each of the eight scene panels measures seven feet in height, five feet in width and thirteen inches in thickness. They are arranged in a left to right chronological sequence, beginning with the launching of the US carrier aircraft in August, 1964 and concluding with the rescue of Vietnamese refugees at the US Embassy in April, 1975.
(Information courtesy of Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. www.pvvm.org)
Placed by:: Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc.
Date Placed: Not listed
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