Vietnam War Memorial Essay

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  • The Importance Of Memorials For The Vietnam War

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    The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, was one of the longest wars with US combat force participation. It lasted from November 1, 1955, to April 30, 1975. The war was between North Vietnam and South Vietnam, with the U.S. as its ally. Three million people were killed in the war, 58,000 of them being American. One reason we should memorialize this event is because we should educate the future generations about what this war was about and why it happened so that they can know what

  • Persuasive Essay On The Vietnam War Memorial

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    We look at our past to see how far we have gotten. In the 1980’s there were events that impacted our future forever. On November 13, the Vietnam War Memorial opened. Soldiers gave their lives to protect people they didn’t even know, and yet some don’t see what they gave up.Also in 1983 Sally Ride became the first woman to fly in space. Now, because these events happened we see that woman are just as powerful as men and they can accomplish anything. That the wall has come with a great price and we

  • Essay about Unique Design of the Vietnam War Memorial

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    Unique Design of the Vietnam War Memorial At the age of twenty one, a female undergraduate at Yale University named Maya Lin submitted her design for the Vietnam Memorial. Her idea for the memorial was extremely unique and controversial. After long discussions by a panel, it was chosen for construction. The design that she submitted was one that was very different in comparison to other memorials, and it was one that has a tendency to leave a lot of questions on the minds of the visitors

  • Going to the Vietnam War Memorial with Mr. Vega Essay

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    Near the intersection of Henry Bacon Drive and Constitution Avenue lies the letter V. This letter contains names that are inscribed with chalk. Each one representing a fallen or missing US soldier from the Vietnam war. It is not uncommon to see living veterans kneeling, head against the wall crying. Each one having a story to tell, some waiting for the opportunity while others will take it to the grave. I had decided to find a solider that will, which for me was my high-school principle. Mr. Vega

  • Pros And Cons Of The Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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    The Vietnam Veterans Memorial No war in American history not fought on American soil can claim to have as big an impact on America as a whole than the Vietnam War. The social and political divisions caused by the war changed America as a nation and especially changed those who fought in it. Despite the sacrifices of these veterans, both those who returned and those who did not, Americans on both sides forgot or even vilified those who fought, either as losers or as tokens of an unjust war. To remedy

  • Essay about An Analysis of Komanuyakaa Facing It

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    Yusef Komanuyakaa's poem "Facing It" is a brutal examination of the affects that war leaves upon men. The reader can assume that Komanuyakaa drew upon his own experiences in Vietnam, thereby making the poem a personal statement. However, the poem is also a universal and real description of the pain that comes about for a soldier when remembering the horror of war. He creates the poem's persona by using flashbacks to the war, thereby informing the reader as to why the speaker is behaving and feeling the

  • Causes Of The British War Memorials

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    1. The British war memorials allowed many people to openly grieve and remember the thousands of soldiers who lost their lives. It allowed millions of people to come to terms with the loss, isolate it, and establish its limits. War memorials became the place people grieved individually or as a group. 2. The First World War is what many have called "total war," which means it was the first industrialized war among industrialized powers. The war material that could be produced by those powers increased

  • Maya Lin

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    made so people all feel connected in the same way. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington Dc, are two black granite walls which are together linked and have engraved text in chronological order with the names of the men and women who gave up their live for this war. You see that she expresses the amount of sadness and depression in a simple black marble wall that represents

  • Analysis of "Facing It" by Yusef Komunyakaa Essay example

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    reproduces every second of what happened. Unfortunately, humanity fully cognized the term of "war". "Facing it" by Yusef Komunyakaa reveals another several sides of the war. Poem tells the reader about which consequences, the war left and how changed people's lives. The hero identifies itself with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, mourns all those killed and who did not return. That is why the poem is dramatic. War has become a part of the hero's life, even after the ending. The title of the poem "Facing

  • Minimalism, Maya Lin and Vietnam Memorial Essay

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    Minimalism, Maya Lin and Vietnam Memorial Discussion “Minimal art is characterized by its simplicity in both form and content, where personal expression is removed in order to achieve this. The intention of minimalist artists is to allow the audience to view a composition more intensely because the distractions of theme etc. have been removed”. Minimalism can be detected as early as the 18th century where the artist Goethe constructed an Alatar of Good Fortune that consisted of a stone sphere and