ON THE COVER: Adding names to The Wall is a complex task. Under the auspices of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, technicians at the Denver-based firm EngraveWright measure the depth and width of the letters of the names adjacent to where the new name will go. Then they make a reverse template of the name addition, using pressurized air containing a very fine sand mixture. At The Wall, an engraver makes several passes with an instrument resembling an oversized vacuum that blasts the sand into the lettering and at the same time removes the granite. Since the template uses the same font and spacing of the original names on the Wall, “usually the only difference you see is that the new name does not have the weathering nearby names have,” Tim Tetz of VVMF said. Photo by Latosha Adams, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund