Vietnam Memorial now online.
The National Archives National Archives, official depository for records of the U.S. federal government, established in 1934 by an act of Congress. Although displeasure concerning the method of keeping national records was voiced in Congress as early as 1810, the United States continued has joined with www.footnote.com to recreate the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Vietnam Veterans Memorial, war memorial in Washington, D.C., built 1982. Designed by the American sculptor and architect Maya Ying Lin, it is a sloping, V-shaped, 493-ft (150-m) wall of highly polished black granite that descends 10 feet (3. online.
The project makes the records of tens of thousands of deceased Vietnam War veterans Australia
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This kind of information currently is available only at National Archives' physical locations and by poring over files organized by topic. The agency said that makes searches difficult and time-consuming.
Hundreds of veterans visit the central research room each year "to examine the documents that may enable them to establish their rights, and, just as with the wall, to honor, remember, and appreciate," said Allen Weinstein, archivist of the United States The Archivist of the United States is the chief official overseeing the operation of the National Archives and Records Administration. The first Archivist, R.D.W. Connor, began serving in 1934, when the National Archive was established by Congress. . "And historians increasingly turn to these essential records to explain the significance of the Vietnam conflict in American history."
The site will help "provide ever-greater access to our critical holdings on this subject," he said.
The goal, the AP said, is to tell the stories of the almost 60,000 names listed on the physical memorial wall, located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The interactive wall allows people to post photographs of deceased veterans and to make comments. The service is currently free for Vietnam War Vietnam War, conflict in Southeast Asia, primarily fought in South Vietnam between government forces aided by the United States and guerrilla forces aided by North Vietnam. information; footnote.com said it is considering whether to charge fees for some of the 50,000 National Archives photos now digitized.
Veterans' advocacy groups praised the project as a good way to promote public awareness of the contributions of Vietnam veterans. But some said they would like the effort expanded to provide electronic access of records for living veterans, who often must go through a lengthy process of searching for records at the Archives and elsewhere to make a disability claim with the government.