Vietnam Veterans' Memorial: universal symbolism

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Date: Summer 1993
From: ETC.: A Review of General Semantics(Vol. 50, Issue 2)
Publisher: Institute of General Semantics
Document Type: Article
Length: 937 words

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The Vietnam Veterans' Memorial stands as a testimony on the US' slow but steady involvement in the war that claimed many American lives. Its physical structure also seems to represent the citizens' initial enthusiasm and its decline as the increasing death toll made the Vietnam War cause seem senseless. The monument differs from others in its simplicity but its symbolism depends on the perceptions of its visitors who either honor or grieve for their dead compatriots.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A14124649