The Vietnam vets outside a Bronx subway station

When I first saw it, I thought it was honoring fallen soldiers who had fought in Iraq and Afghanistan.

But this mural, at the end of the line on the 4 train at the Bronx’s Woodlawn station, memorializes Vietnam War veterans.


It’s been there since 1985, enduring graffiti tags ever since.

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4 Responses to “The Vietnam vets outside a Bronx subway station”

  1. Ann McCormack Says:

    I wonder if this being maintained by any organization. It should be made a landmark. Very moving. Thanks for posting it!

  2. Edward Says:

    Looks good for a 30 year old mural. FYI, the station is just “Woodlawn.” There is no Woodlawn Ave in the Bronx, just the neighborhood/cemetery named Woodlawn. It’s a common mistake, and even the TA had “Woodlawn Ave” destination signs on the Jerome Ave line for many years.

  3. ephemeralnewyork Says:

    Ah, thanks, I’ve deleted the Avenue.

  4. Kevin Says:

    When I was a kid in the late 80’s early 90’s this memorial had one white guy, a hispanic and an African American guy. They painted it, I believe early 2000’s the same as the original but updated it with these two black guys and a hispanic dude. Anyone from the area will remember it the way it was, what a shame they did that, I think it is BS and extremely disrespectful….

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