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Dorchester Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Artist:

Unknown

Location:

 

Neighborhood:

Dorchester

Type:

Memorial

Year:

2006

Medium:

Granite

Collection:

Funders:

Browne Fund and local veterans

Description:

The Dorchester Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors the men of Dorchester who lost their lives in the Vietnam War. A nine feet tall stele at the center of the monument bears the names of the war dead. It is held in the arms of a twelve feet tall broken arch that symbolizes loss and mourning. Stele and arch rest on a five-sided base that represents the Pentagon and the American armed services. Local Vietnam War veterans raised money for the monument. It was also supported by a grant from the Edward Ingersoll Browne Fund.

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