April 1, 2008 |
MAYA LIN has always had a deep feeling for the land. As a child, she roamed the leafy woods of the Appalachian foothills in southern Ohio, listening to the mating calls of the songbirds that filled the forest. Now Lin perceives a growing stillness, as the number of songbirds across America are decimated by habitat destruction.
March 30, 2008 |
Family and friends of service members who died in the Vietnam War no longer have to travel to Washington to pay their respects at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. An interactive version has debuted online at go.footnote .com/thewall, a project of historical document archive site Footnote.com in conjunction with the National Archives and Records Administration. The virtual version of the memorial -- whose black granite walls are inscribed with the names of more than 58,000 Americans who died in the war -- is searchable.
November 12, 2007 |
For Tony Cordero, lost luggage and thousands of miles were small obstacles to come see a man he hardly knew. Over the last 25 years, the Los Angeles resident has made the trip more than 50 times to pay his respects to his father, Air Force Maj. William Cordero, whose plane was shot down in the mountains of Laos 42 years ago.
October 19, 2007 |
A design panel gave its blessing Thursday to an underground visitor center and exhibit space to accompany the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on a grassy patch of the National Mall. The 35,000-square-foot Vietnam Veterans Memorial Center is to be built between the Lincoln Memorial and the long, sloped wall of the Vietnam memorial.
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June 25, 2007 |
Reflection and introspection are the twin luxuries of the old. So it was no surprise to Nancy Schneider that many of the people who trooped past the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall traveling exhibit Sunday were gray-headed and snow-bearded. The surprise to her was that she herself, a onetime college rebel who marched on Washington in 1969, was among them. "Now we're the elder generation. Isn't that a shock?"
May 4, 2007 |
The name of Army Sgt. Richard M. Pruett is now etched into the glossy black granite of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial -- nearly four decades after he was wounded during a combat mission in South Vietnam. His wife, Ann, wiped away tears as Pruett's name was added to the memorial Thursday. "He would be so honored. It is the ultimate honor, I think, to be on the wall," she said.