The Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial is one of the city's truly hidden treasures, representing a solemn and fitting testament to the sacrifices of 648 native sons. Located at Spruce and Columbus Blvd at Penn's Landing, the Memorial is an amphitheater with walls of polished, charcoal grey granite from Minnesota.

The Wall of Names

Between both sides of the memorial are a series of four raised levels with granite ledges leading up to the south wall bearing the names of those whose "home of record" was Philadelphia. The south wall is a semi-circle containing the 648 names, slightly raised in the center on a higher plane than the opposite north side of the memorial.