40 Photos from the 1982 Dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Here’s a wall worth talking about. This month marks the 40th anniversary of the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington. D.C. This blog post from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund shares photos from November 13th, the day of the dedication. I share it with you, for your consideration and reflection. Gratitude and blessings to all our men and women in uniform, then and now, and Happy Veterans Day Friday. Larry

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In 2022 – we’re commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Throughout the year, we’re highlighting lists of 40 things related to the Vietnam war/era.

For the final month, we’ve compiled 40 photos from the 1982 Dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial:

A program from the 1982 Dedication laid at the base of The Wall.

A view of the George Washington Monument during the Dedication Ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on November 13, 1982.

Once the Dedication ceremony was over, visitors were able to get an up-close view of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on November 13, 1982.

The back of the crowd during the Dedication ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on November 13, 1982.

A view from above the apex of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial as veterans, friends, and family scour The Wall looking for names on November 13, 1982.

Jan Scruggs, founder of the Vietnam…

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