Dedicated on November 11, 1993, as part of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Women's Memorial honors the women of the U.S. Armed Forces who took part in the war. The statue was sculpted by Glenna Goodacre and depicts three women coming to the aid of a fallen soldier. It recalls the courage and sacrifice of all the women who served. Planted around the memorial are eight yellowwood trees--a living tribute to the eight servicewomen killed in action while in Vietnam.
In December the United States entered World War II, and the U.S. government soon after launched the \"Rosie the Riveter\" propaganda campaign encouraging women to pitch in with the war effort. Before the war began, women already comprised a…Read more ›