Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Vietnam Veterans Memorial National Memorial

National Park Service: Vietnam Veterans Memorial National Memorial. This is the official site for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial National Memorial in the Mall in Washington DC. It includes directions and information about operating hours and fees.

I found the site design and content disappointing. It may be the National Park Service template that the site is required to use. However, there doesn't seem to be as much depth or information about the Vietnam War. Even the link to a "current in depth" page is full of links to 404 pages!

From the site:

Deliberately setting aside the controversies of the war, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors the men and women who served when their Nation called upon them. The designer, Maya Lin, felt that “the politics had eclipsed the veterans, their service and their lives.” She kept the design elegantly simple to “allow everyone to respond and remember.”

2 comments:

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Great post. Our community lost soldiers in Viet Nam. One minute they were at a high school dance and the next minute they were gone.

JJ

Estonian history said...

One of the worst wars to USA. Lots of many soldiers. Also after the lost of South- Vietnam also in Laos and Cambodia communistic dictatorship was validated.