Throwback post … one that needs to be remembered!! Vietnam Veterans Memorial .. needs to be displayed AGAIN!!
~~January 16, 2014~~
DID YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS? I DIDN’T …. IT GIVES ME THE CHILLS!!
On Memorial Day 2001, the museum added a stirring and spectacular new exhibit to its already highly praised fine art collection. The work of art, an immense 10 x 40 foot sculpture entitled Above and Beyond, is comprised of imprinted dog tags, one for each of the more than 58,000 service men and women who died in the Vietnam War. Above and Beyond is the first new permanent Vietnam War memorial, other than The Wall in Washington, D.C., to list all those killed in action.
Above and Beyond at the National Veterans Art Museum is a singular honor for Chicago. It was even the subject of a question on the TV show, Jeopardy, on Jan. 10, 2011.
When visitors first entered the museum’s original location on South Indiana…
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