Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
memorial, vietnam, veteran, war
This thesis examines the change United States war memorials underwent after the Vietnam War ended in 1975 and when the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial was created in 1982. The first memorials analyzed are the Marine Corps Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Gettysburg National Military Park, which were all built prior to the Vietnam memorial. The stark differences of the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial are then examined. The Korean War Veteran’s Memorial, the National WWII Memorial, and the 9/11 Memorial in New York City conclude the study of memorials built after the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial. These separate sets of memorials represent most of the major wars the U.S. fought in its history, or significant events and individuals that are vital to the specific war.
Quinlan, Victoria, "United States War Memorials: The Transformation of Design and Significance Influenced by the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial" (2015). Honors Theses. 378.