Vietnam Memorial Addition to Put the "Fun" Back in "Fundamental Failure of the American Experiment"
The Vietnam Memorial, known for being the only war memorial in the country not inspired by Albert Speer, will be getting a much-needed facelift! Ground will be broken soon on a $999 billion (or something, we didn't read that closely) "visitor center" that'll bring some much-needed family entertainment to the dour ol' granite wall. Take at look at just a few of the kick-ass plans:
It may include a movie theater, a three-dimensional battle scene, mementos left at the memorial, and a wall where pictures of slain soldiers will be projected on their birthdays, creating a dynamic tribute that changes daily.
A movie theater! Sweet! Born on the Fourth of July every weekday at 5 and 9, and midnight showings of Full Metal Jacket!
And a 3D "battle scene" -- that'll be a blast! With a papier-mâché jungle and camouflaged park rangers sniping tourists! For a quarter, you can put on "Ride of the Valkyries" and napalm a miniature village -- animatronic Robert McNamera will show you how!
Yes, if there's one criticism to be made about the memorial -- currently the most visited on the mall -- as it currently exists, it's that visitors just don't know how to visit it correctly.