The Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a testament to the sacrifices of 646 Philadelphians during the Vietnam War. Dedicated in 1987 and designed by Perry M. Morgan, the memorial contains the names of each soldier is etched in granite on the south wall of the monument. Opposite to this are ten panels depicting scenes of the war from the very beginning to the final rescue of Vietnamese refugees in 1975. Four raised levels with granite ledges leading up to the south wall bearing the names of those whose “home of record” was Philadelphia. Programs are held here to commemorate the lives lost during the War.