Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

by Natalie M. Rosinsky
     
 

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The black granite Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., draws millions of visitors every year. They come to remember and honor the loved ones they lost in the Vietnam War, one of America's most divisive conflicts. They touch the names engraved on the V-shaped monument, known as the Wall, and view the nearby sculptures. The memorial is one of the most

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The black granite Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., draws millions of visitors every year. They come to remember and honor the loved ones they lost in the Vietnam War, one of America's most divisive conflicts. They touch the names engraved on the V-shaped monument, known as the Wall, and view the nearby sculptures. The memorial is one of the most inspirational sites in the nation's capital. But it wasn't always so. The monument's design was controversial, just as the Vietnam War had been.

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Children's Literature - Danielle Williams
Of all the wars throughout U.S. history, none has sparked more controversy than the Vietnam War. Unlike previous wars, soldiers who fought in the Vietnam War were not welcomed home as heroes; the politics that sparked controversy regarding this war spilled over onto the soldiers and their actions during the war. Vietnam veterans were made to feel ashamed about what occurred in Vietnam and for years were reluctant to express how they felt about the war. That all changed in the late 1970s and early 1980s when a group of veterans began to work together for a memorial for those who had died in the war. But just as controversy surrounded the war itself, controversy also surrounded the memorial. Many thought the wall was an ugly and unfit tribute to those who served during the war. But in the years since it was built, there have been few who have not been moved by the simplicity of the memorial. Rosinsky has presented a brief overview of the Vietnam War and offers a great deal of information behind the design of the memorial and the controversy surrounding it, as well as a brief history of the memorial after its completion. This title is part of the "We the People" series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756520328
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Series:
Cuido mi salud / Keeping Healthy Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
940L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

PWB Biography:
Natalie M. Rosinsky is the award-winning author of more than 90 publications. She writes about history, social studies, economics, popular culture, and science. Natalie earned graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has been a high school teacher and college professor as well as a corporate trainer. She lives and writes in Mankato, Minnesota.
CPB Biography:

Natalie M. Rosinsky is the award-winning author of more than 90 publications, including 10 books about Native American tribes. She writes about science, history, economics, social studies, and popular culture. One of her two cats usually sits near her computer as she works in Mankato, Minnesota. Natalie earned graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin and has been a high school teacher and college professor as well as a corporate trainer.

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