Above and Beyond Memorial
"The massive "Above and Beyond Memorial" will be installed at the National Veterans Art Museum, The Harold Washington Library, and go on display starting Feb. 20, culminating a painstaking search to find a suitable — although temporary — home for the 58,000 replica dog tags honoring those who died as a result of their service in the war that stretched from March 1965 to May 1975.
"They work for hours, meeting in a small, upstairs room at the National Veterans Art Museum once a week... five post-9/11 veterans are going through tens of thousands of dog tags, cleaning them and preparing them to be shown in an exhibit""The breadth of it was just ... it shows you the enormity of what the cost of that war was," Oitzinger said. "And it shows you in a very tangible way. The "five post-9/11 veterans are going through tens of thousands of dog tags, each bearing the name of a Vietnam War veteran. All of the dog tags will be displayed so visitors can see the cost of the war, organizers said. [DNAinfo/Kelly Bauer]