Dedicated in June 2002, the state-wide Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Memorial covers 4-acres including a pond, walking paths and the Memorial. A place to provide a dignified, quiet, natural location for reflection and learning. The Memorial is designed in three sections called places. These consist of:
Place of Flags: This circular plaza is surrounded by an arbor constructed out of California redwood. It features a central garden that hosts three flagpoles, on which fly the standards of the United States of America, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the POW/MIA flag.
Place of Words: Shows text from letters written home by some of the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines who died in Vietnam.
Place of Names: Proclaims in stone the name of each and every Massachusetts resident who died in combat or as a result of wounds received while in action in Vietnam.