Vietnam Veterans Monument

Vietnam Veterans Monument (HM13SG)

Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15212 Allegheny County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 26.712', W 80° 0.649'

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The canopy covering the statues is taken from the shape of a Hibiscus Flower Pod an asiatic symbol of rebirth and regeneration, symbolizing the warrior's return to peace to begin the journey of healing the scars of war.
On the ceiling of the canopy are wind chimes, signifying prayers for the dead each time they chime.
The configuration of the statues is symbolic of the welcome home that veterans have historically treasured.
The inscription, in Vietnamese and English, reflects the veterans' desire for peace-from war and within themselves.
This monument is offered as a daily reminder that our veterans, living and dead, are not and will not be forgotten.
HM NumberHM13SG
Year Placed1987
Placed ByPittsburgh-Allegheny County Vietnam Veterans Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 4:52am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 583886 N 4477641
Decimal Degrees40.44520000, -80.01081667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 26.712', W 80° 0.649'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 26' 42.72" N, 80° 0' 38.94" W
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Area Code(s)412
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-399 Three Rivers Heritage Trail System, Pittsburgh PA 15212, US
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