Our February speaker, Jason Bain is currently the Registrar & Asst. Curator of the Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds. Bain’s presentation was based on his previous experience as the Senior Collections Curator of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation. That foundation was formed in 1979 for the purpose of creating a memorial to our comrades lost in Vietnam as “A tangible symbol of recognition from the American People for those who served and sacrificed in the Vietnam War”
Bain displayed numerous examples of items left at the “The Wall” as well as many images of all of the sculpture at the Wall Memorial in Washington DC. Several of our members have had the experience of visiting the Wall, which was dedicated in 1982. Designer Maya Lin’s work simply and dramatically presents the names of each of the over 58,000 who were lost in Vietnam in the order of their passing. Since the dedication of the wall, additional sculpture has been added, as illustrated in the accompanying photos.