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A Look at the Less Famous Memorial to the Vietnam War

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The Vietnam Veteran's Memorial is so beloved that during the government shutdown (when all of the memorials were closed), a replica went up on Georgetown University's campus. However, just south of the famous black wall with the names of the fallen American soldiers is the more obscure Vietnam Women's Memorial. The statue is actually considered a part of the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial, but while it's a striking image set in bronze of three uniformed women helping a wounded soldier. Many of the women that served during the Vietnam War did so as nurses, but as with women who aided in that capacity in other wars, they received their commemorative due. Glenna Goodacre designed the statue and it was dedicated in 1993, eleven years after the dedication of the wall.
· Vietnam Women's Memorial [Wikipedia]
· All Hidden Memorials [CDC]