Two very important memorials were unveiled on this day, November 10. In 1954, the United States Marine Corps War Memorial was dedicated in Arlington, VA. The bronze sculpture by Felix de Weldon depicts Marines raising the flag over Iwo Jima during World War II and is based on a photograph by Joe Rosenthal.
In 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall was opened to the public. This haunting monument contains the 58,267 names of those killed or missing in action from the conflict. The wall, along with the Three Soldiers statue and the Vietnam Women’s Memorial, makes up the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.