Vietnam Women's Memorial

Title

Vietnam Women's Memorial

Description

The Vietnam Women's Memorial opened in 1993 as the first monument on the National Mall dedicated to women's military service. The memorial project began in 1984 to honor more than 7,500 American women Vietnam veterans. The memorial features 3 uniformed female nurses caring for a wounded male soldier. Each nurse is named for a virtue: Charity tends to the soldier, Faith prays for him, and Hope looks upwards for inspiration. The memorial reminds visitors that women have always served in times of war.

Creator

Source

Library of Congress. View original.

Date

1993 (Dedicated)

Coverage

Type

Description

The Vietnam Women's Memorial opened in 1993 as the first monument on the National Mall dedicated to women's military service. The memorial project began in 1984 to honor more than 7,500 American women Vietnam veterans. The memorial features 3 uniformed female nurses caring for a wounded male soldier. Each nurse is named for a virtue: Charity tends to the soldier, Faith prays for him, and Hope looks upwards for inspiration. The memorial reminds visitors that women have always served in times of war.

Creator

Glenna Goodacre

Date

1993 (Dedicated)

Coverage

1980-1999

Source

Library of Congress. View original.