The Women
    Sculpted in bronze, the nurse cradles a wounded male soldier giving him life support; another woman kneels, head bowed while holding an empty helmet; a standing woman scans the sky for airborne help or perhaps for divine intervention. Many vets view the kneeling woman as the heart and soul of the piece; her posture reflects the horrors of war. Often, women veterans say "That was me. That's how I felt"

    Dedicated in 1993 as part of the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Washington, D.C., the larger–than-life-size bronze sculpture designed by Glenna Goodacre is an everlasting tribute to the 265,000 women who served throughout the world during the Vietnam war. At the dedication, Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral William Crowe paid tribute to these women. He said, "This moving monument finally completes the Vietnam circle by honoring the spirit and achievements of the women who participated in that effort. But more important, it will serve as a shining beacon for future generations of American women.”

    Diane Carlson Evans, Former Army Nurse and Vietnam veteran, founded the Vietnam Women's Memorial Project in 1984, and led the nine year grass roots campaign to acknowledge the valiant service of the "quiet heroes" during one of the country's most difficult eras.

    Sculptor Glenna Goodacre said, “My desire to create a lasting tribute to the American women serving in Vietnam is founded upon my deep respect for each of them, and my heartfelt prayer for their hope and healing.”

    Now you can express your support of our Vietnam veterans with a beautifully crafted plaque of the Vietnam Women's Memorial and the words "A Legacy of Healing and Hope." With the name of the servicewoman, or other wording, optionally custom-engraved, the plaques are etched on our exquisite beveled-glass free-standing curve. And a portion of the proceeds go to the Vietnam Women's Memorial Foundation.
 
 
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