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  1. Vietnam

    Vietnam Memorial Was Worth the Wait

    Every day, I pass Washington’s most popular museums, monuments and memorials. Jan Scruggs played a decisive role in ensuring that fellow veterans, especially those who paid the ultimate price, are forever honored on the Vietnam Memorial. I was interested to learn that its construction was stalled for so long because of its controversial design. The history told by our national landmarks wouldn’t be complete without this treasure. I’m grateful to Scruggs who, even after visiting the monument more than 2,000 times, remains moved by the sight of it — as do I.

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