Friday, July 30, 2010


The Maine Vietnam Memorial is located directly across the street from the Maine Capitol building, in Capitol Park, in Augusta. the park is bounded on two sides by State Street and Capitol street. It can be accessed from very nearby parking on Capitol.

It has a couple of unique features. The most obvious is the style of the sculpture which is called a statue in reverse. It creates different shadows and images depending upon the weather and the time of day. So, one might well see something very different during different visits to this beautiful spot. It is, also, meant to invite the visitor to walk through the site and in some way become part of it.

Another interesting thing is that the dedication plaque says that the site is dedicated to those who served and to those "touched by the war" The memorial does not list the names of the 343 valiant citizens who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

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