The Vietnam Veterans Memorial's technomic function is as a memorial; a national
place where visitors can come to remember the people who died in Vietnam.
This memorial succeeds in its technomic function by servicing thousands
of tourists every year. Some of the sociotechnic functions of the memorial
can be seen in its shape (V for ....victory? ...Vietnam?), in the reflective
nature of the granite face of the wall, and in the fact that the eastern
arm of the V points directly at the Washington Monument.