The Vietnam Wall is one of my favorite Memorials because of it's stark simplicity and what it means to so many people. I hope these shots can convey what it's like to stand in this somber spot as the sun comes up and the day is new and full of possibilities.
The Washington monument reflected on the names of the fallen.
The Wall is officially part of the Vietnam Veterans memorial, along with the Three Soldiers Statue and the Vietnam Women's Memorial.
Even after all of these years, those left behind, whether they be family members or brothers in arms, still feel the pain of their loss as if it was yesterday.
It seems someone moved the gates away from the previously-closed Vietnam Wall (as it is part of a National Park) which allowed all who wished to, to practice their First Amendment rights.