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Nearly 2,000 roses were being placed at the wall in memory of those fathers who died either in Vietnam or as a result of that war.
For the first time ever, Vietnam War veterans will include the names of victims from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Fulfilling its purpose of bringing "the Wall" to communities that can't easily visit it, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund organizers never expected to set up the traveling memorial in D.C.
One hundred fourteen Vietnam veterans on Friday boarded an Honor Flight to the Washington area.
A project that is in the works to expand the Vietnam Memorial is stalling without the materials that it needs.
It is often called "The Wall that Heals," but the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall got some healing itself as dozens of people scrubbed it clean Saturday morning.
A wall of almost 500 feet of black granite, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial stands as a reminder of the lives lost for the nation and its founder.
At the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, a steady stream of visitors arrived Saturday morning as the names of the 58,000 people on the wall were being read over a loudspeaker.
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