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Photo: Above and beyond

Photo: AP/Charles Rex Arbogast

Dog tags of the more than 58,000 service men and women who died in the Vietnam War hang from the ceiling of the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum in Chicago on Veterans Day, November 11, 2010. The 10-by-40-foot sculpture, entitled Above & Beyond, was designed by Ned Broderick and Richard Steinbock. The tens of thousands of metal dog tags are suspended 24 feet in the air, 1 inch apart, from fine lines that allow them to move and chime with shifting air currents. Museum employees using a kiosk and laser pointer help visitors locate the exact dog tag with the imprinted name of their lost friend or relative.

 
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Comments

  • Gary

    I’m a VietVet and it warms my heart and brings tears to my eyes to see the respect for my brothers and sisters that served.  Respect and appreciation that is long overdue.

  • Stephanie Marsh

    I would love to see this! You are never forgotten Terry!

  • tom

    Thank you

  • Scout

    I’m a former 3/4 Marine & Nam Vet of 65-66.
    I clicked the Enlarge Icon, then I found it was very difficult to close it, you know what I mean? Martin Vann