This wonderful memorial has been in operation for 15 years and is a touching memorial to those NJ residents who lost their lives in Vietnam. Adjacent to the memorial there is an educational center/ museum which focuses on the life and times of the Vietnam Era. The outside memorial has 366 panels...one for every day of the year and casualties are listed by the date that they died. The memorial has all sorts of relevant symbolism that is best described by one of the veteran tour guides...see the website for times. The museum is a wonderful place for old and young. In the center is the testimony theater where there are actual interviews with Vietnam era folks: soldiers, nurses, widows, war protestors, etc. Then in two concentric circles around the theater there are letters that were written home and then on the outer wall, there are 3 parallel time lines: what was going on in Vietnam, what was going on in the US, and what was going on in the media so that you see how all the pieces fit together. it is a hidden jewel with such meaning. There are also ongoing programs throughout the year is you get on their mailing list. Fees are waived for veterans.
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