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Honoring Our VETERANS H H H H H H H H H H H H T Visit a War Memorial his holiday season, one way to honor the brave men and women who have served in the United States armed forces is to visit a monument memorializing their service. VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL WALL Washington, D.C. The wall memorialized all soldiers killed or missing in action during the Vietnam War. The wall exists in two pieces that together stretch almost 300 feet in length. They hold 58,000 names, organized by the date of casualty. KOREAN WAR VETERANS MEMORIAL Washington, D.C. This outdoor monument is known for its 19 larger-thanlife, stainless steel soldier statues and the black granite wall covered in etchings of photos from the National Archives. It commemorates the 5.8 million Americans who served in the war — of which more than 54,000 died and more than 100,000 were wounded. Here are just a few of the many monuments that exist throughout the country: TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER Arlington, Virginia The soldier in this tomb died in France while fighting in World War I, but his identity remains unknown. This grave site was chosen to represent all American soldiers who have lost their lives serving their country. Engraved on the tomb are the words: “Here rests in honored glory, an American soldier known but to God.” USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL Honolulu, Hawaii This is the resting place for the more than 1,000 sailors killed when the ship sank during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL Washington, D.C. MARINE CORPS WAR MEMORIAL Arlington, Virginia Also known as the Iwo Jima Memorial as it was erected from a photo of six soldiers who raised an American flag in Iwo Jima in 1945 at the end of World War II. It commemorates no specific war but honors the dedication of Marines. © CONNOR KURTZ NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARCH King of Prussia, Pennsylvania This memorial honors the winter George Washington and his troops endured at Valley Forge during the Revolutionary War. Inscribed at the top are the words: “Naked and starving as they are, we cannot enough admire the incomparable patience and fidelity of the soldiery.” H H H H H H H H H H H H From the Arizona Daily Sun Opened to the public in 2004, this memorial honors the World War II effort — including the 16 million members of all armed forces who served, the more than 400,000 who died and the civilians who worked tirelessly on the home front.