Vietnam Veterans Memorial: This Washington, D.C., memorial honors the US service members who fought in the Vietnam War. It consists of three parts: the Three Soldiers statue, the Vietnam Women’s Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. The almost-250-foot-long black granite walls are inscribed with 58,261 names of those who fought in the war. Here, a tape stencil used in helping to place the name of a veteran is removed from the Vietnam Memorial on May 4. Lt. Col. William L. Taylor's name was added to the wall. Taylor, of Tampa, Fla., had been wounded in Vietnam in September 1970 and died on Jan. 23, 2009.