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The artist statement from this article:
"Many earlier war memorials were propagandized statement about the victor,
the issues,the politics, and not about the people who served and died. I
felt a memorial should be honest about the realitly of war and be for the
people who gave their lives. For a strong and sobering feeling, it should
carry their names. I didn't want a static object that people would just
look at, but something they could relate to as on a journey, or a passage,
that would bring each to his own conclusion, I was mulling these ideas, but
I had no form. Then I went to the site." --Maya Lin
Also there is a Reading Rainbow production about the children's book "The
Wall" by Eve Bunting. I is very good!I can be ordered from GPN, p,O, Box
80669, Lincoln, Nebraska 68501-0669 Videos cost about $40.00. Many are
available through the public library.