A Day to Remember the Fallen
|A Day to Remember the Fallen|
- First, it was built without government funds. The 8.3 million dollars raised came from private donations.
- Second, the design of the wall came from a 21 year old Yale student rather than a professional architect.
- Third, although popular today, the wall created a storm of controversy when it was first constructed.
- Fourth, names are still being added to the wall.
- Fifth, the offerings (letters, flags, dog tags, photographs, and even a motorcycle) left at the wall are collected by the Rangers of the National Park and stored.
- Sixth, all the names on the wall have been read five times. The last time, November 2012 it took from Wednesday afternoon until Saturday night to read all 58,282 names.
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