Vietnam Women's Memorial

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Vietnam Women's Memorial
Vietnam Women's Memorial in 2013.
LocationNational Mall
Washington, D.C.
United States
Governing bodyNational Park Service

The Vietnam Women's Memorial is a memorial dedicated to the women of the United States who served in the Vietnam War,[1][2] most of whom were nurses.[3] It serves as a reminder of the importance of women in the conflict. It depicts three uniformed women with a wounded soldier.[2] It is part of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and is located on National Mall in Washington D.C., a short distance south of The Wall, north of the Reflecting Pool.[1]

Diane Carlson Evans, RN, a former Army nurse, founded the Vietnam Women's Memorial Project (now the Vietnam Women's Memorial Foundation) in 1984.[1][2] The monument was designed by Glenna Goodacre[3] and dedicated on November 11, 1993.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d Schmitt, Eric. "A Belated Salute to the Women Who Served." New York Times. Late ed. November 12, 1993. 1+.
  2. ^ a b c Biggins, Virginia. "Memorial to commemorate women in Vietnam War." Daily Press [Newport News, VA]. August 6, 1992.
  3. ^ a b Haederle, Michael. "For the Forgotten." Los Angeles Times. April 29, 1992. E1+.

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Coordinates: 38°53′25″N 77°02′49″W / 38.8904°N 77.0469°W / 38.8904; -77.0469