New York City Honors Men and Women who Died in Vietnam

There were 1,741 service men and women from New York City’s five boroughs who paid the supreme sacrifice in the Vietnam War. They were honored at the recent rededication ceremony and re-opening of the Vietnam Veterans Plaza, a tribute to all 250,000 New York City Vietnam veterans.

The 1,741 names, along with ages, are etched in a series of granite panels that make up theWalk of Honor, the highlight of the newly designed Vietnam Veterans Plaza.

The hope is that the city and members of the community will utilize the new plaza to educate youth about the Vietnam War and the courage of the men and women who sacrificed their lives. The Vietnam Veterans Plaza is at 55 Water Street, New York City.