Panel 44 – 8 Days in March

First Division Museum Lobby
Exhibit Open through August 13
On loan from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation

This traveling exhibit is part of the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Memorial stands as a symbol of America’s honor and recognition of the men and women who served and sacrificed their lives in the Vietnam War. Inscribed on the black granite are the names of more than 58,000 men and women who gave their lives or remain unaccounted for. The Memorial was dedicated in 1982 and honors the courage, sacrifice and devotion to duty and country of all who answered the call to serve during one of the most divisive wars in U.S. history.

Panel 44 was produced in 1982 but was ultimately not placed in the Memorial because of a crack located on the upper right edge of the panel that would have been exposed upon placement in The Wall. Many years later, the panel was found for sale online. VVMF reached out to the seller and acquired the panel and it has been displayed in VVMF’s office until its removal for this traveling exhibit.

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