The Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall was dedicated on Veterans Day in 1982, fulfilling one veteran’s promise to never forget those who served and sacrificed during the Vietnam War.
Keeping watch over the wall are three figures in a statue honoring those who fought and returned from the war. The Three Servicemen Statue was unveiled on Veterans Day in 1984, two years after the wall was dedicated. The servicemen depicted in the sculpture stand 7 feet tall upon a base that is a foot tall. Artist Frederick Hart used patina to give the bronze statue some color variation.
2021 NAME ADDITIONS ON THE VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL
This year, there were two additions to The Wall, bringing the total number of names on The Wall to 58,281. There were also two service members who were repatriated in 2020 and those service members had their status symbols changed on The Wall. The number of Americans still listed as missing and unaccounted for from the Vietnam War stands at 1,584.