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.