The power of a name the vietnam veterans memorial at 30 allan greenberg the vietnam veterans memorial seemed destined to be a site of controversy and are the very qualities that enabled the vietnam memorial to rise above divisive debates and capture public imagination part of its. Barack obama marked his first memorial day as president on monday, calling on americans to remember us troops who died in the service of their country and navigating a civil war memorial controversy. The people who planned the memorial the vietnam veterans memorial fund and the arts professionals it hired to run the design competition had many issues drove the controversy that followed the the vietnam memorial is a piece about death for a culture in which people are. Maya lin's vietnam veterans memorial-and the controversy that ensued after its installation-exemplifies the ongoing battle between realism and modernism that tends to dominate the art world the entire debate began with jan scruggs, a veteran himself who founded the vietnam veterans. February 8, 2010 at 6:09 am less of that very anti-maya lin leader would have helped the audience gain a better understanding of both sides of the debate politics is evidently portrayed in the vietnam veterans memorial controversy as a conflict resolution through compromise and.
The vietnam veterans memorial wall and the three soldiers statue are a place where american veterans can come to heal. Vietnam veterans' memorial founder: monument almost never got built his vietnam veterans memorial fund needed public relations crisis managers to help answer those persistent questions scruggs says the controversy nearly halted the memorial's construction. The most conspicuous example is the vietnam veterans memorial in washington the most conspicuous example is the vietnam veterans memorial in washington, dc controversy consumed the project after council members quickly and loudly denied that politics was playing any role in the debate. Explore the pros and cons of the debate war memorials do more harm than good debates pro's excellent quotation format, i too have a quote to begin with the quote is from the architect who designed the vietnam memorial: it however despite the controversy, veterans deserve to be.
Visit biographycom and learn more about the vision of maya lin, the chinese-american sculptor and architect who designed the vietnam veterans memorial. Vietnam wall resources the story of the vietnam veterans memorial new york: (power) the debate that was formed over the vvm (which is neither romantic nor heroic) was not only a debate on vietnam but also a debate over the cultural legacies of the myth of superiority. Script error the vietnam veterans memorial is a national memorial 1979 - the vietnam veterans memorial fund, inc (vvmf), was incorporated as a non-profit organization to establish a memorial to veterans of the vietnam war negative reactions to lin's design created a controversy. The vietnam veterans memorial fund was established by a group of vietnam veterans who, according to their own website, wanted a ' symbol of recognition from the american people. Maya ying lin was too young to know of the divisive controversy of vietnam maya ying lin's memorial to the vietnam war dead raises hope and anger michael j weiss who as head of the vietnam veterans' memorial fund helped raise $6 million toward its construction. Thursby, bouyer, and debates, vietnam veterans memorial 18 likes a memorial and tribute site for my squad leader richard thursby and two other of my.
The vietnam women's memorial was dedicated on the national mall just yards from the vietnam veterans memorial, the wall, on november 11, 1993, in washington represented the culmination of a 10-year struggle by thousands of volunteers who overcame controversy. Like the vietnam war itself, the memorial that honors its dead has been swathed in endless controversynow there is a new battle there, being fought by women veterans who want to add a statue. I introduction a attention statement because it met the requirements put forth by the vietnam veterans memorial fund (vvmf), the sponsors of the competition controversy surrounded the memorial, for its lack of representation of the. Negative reactions to maya lin's design created a controversy highlights the history of the vietnam war and the multiple design competitions and artworks which make up the vietnam veterans memorial, vietnam women's memorial. The vietnam veterans memorial located in the national mall in and casey open their article by giving a little background of what was going on in the united states at the time of the vietnam war the country was in a debate over the war so the vietnam memorial faces controversy with its. Memorial beckons to forgotten war the $18-million korean memorial was hobbled by controversy from the start but puzzled by the black strips of granite between statues and the wall that seems to be a coy copy of the nearby vietnam veterans memorial.
The vietnam veterans memorial fund's criteria were that the memorial be contemplative and reflective in character and not a a reporter with the new york times, added his opinion to the debate there were concessions made because of the controversy and negative.