Friday, July 5, 2013

Dog Tag Memorial Honors Vietnam Veterans

When visitors first enter the museum, they will hear a sound like wind
chimes coming from above them and their attention will be drawn upward 24
feet to the ceiling of the two-story high atrium.

Dog tags of the more than 58,000 service men and women who died in the
Vietnam War hang from the ceiling of the National Vietnam Veterans Art
Museum in Chicago on Veterans Day, November 11, 2010. The 10-by-40-foot
sculpture, entitled Above & Beyond, was designed by Ned Broderick and
Richard Stein.

The tens of thousands of metal dog tags are suspended 24 feet in the air,
1 inch apart, from fine lines that allow them to move and chime with
shifting air currents. Museum employees using a kiosk and laser pointer
help visitors locate the exact dog tag with the imprinted name of their
lost friend or relative.


APTOPIX Veterans Day

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