The overriding purpose of this proposed monument is to honor and express deep gratitude for the millions of Americans and Vietnamese who fought side-by-side to stop communist aggression and give the South Vietnamese people a chance to live in freedom.
It is the aim to select a monument design that evokes from the visitor the strongest emotional response, the deepest sense of contemplation, the best spirit of thanksgiving, and the most respectful mood of remembrance. The selected entry will have been judged to: Have many levels of meaning. Be unique, dramatic, timeless, and contemplative. Be in harmony with the landscape. Express the feeling of ‘Deep Gratitude’.
Awards:– Stage One- 3 Finalists awarded $4000 each