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Vietnam Veterans Memorial

5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242 (National Mall)
202-426-6841
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Ranked #10 of 249 attractions in Washington DC
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Traveler Description: The Vietnam Memorial Wall is a must-see, where touching photos, letters and flowers have been left in rememberence of a daddy someone never knew or... more »
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I'm of the Viet Nam era. This monument is so moving to see all the names. I know some of them. One is Commander Richard Collins. I wore his MIA bracelet for 15 years... always hoping. I solemnly brought a flag to him and put it by his name. A salute to everyone who was in Viet Nam.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Also a must see memorial. Very touching to see people scratching off names and to see the price our soliders payed. It's a beautiful monument to see and very touching.

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Charleston,SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Even if you have no personal involvement with the Vietnam War, you have to go here, if only to pay your respects to the gallant soldiers and to commiserate with those there who have lost someone.

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toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Definitely inform yourself about the process and order of the names before you go. In the hot, unsheltered area (which was very, very moving) it was difficult to know the sequence of losses, and the philosophy behind the memorial (although it was very powerful.)

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

a must see if you are in DC. a place where every politician needs to visit before they decide to make a vote regarding combat. emotionally moving as the memorial is to those who still walk amongst us.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A must see for any visit to DC. So many gave their all. Seeing all the names makes it so much more real.

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Spencer, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A night tour of the memorial gives even more power to the number of loss. The sheer size of the memorial and number of names would give even the biggest cynic reason to pause.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

So many young men & women lost in this war, so many names that you can become lost in the monument as well. If you know of anyone that was lost in this war, make sure you review the books near the monument at several locations that have the names of the fallen in alphabetical order along with their locations... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This memorial is nothing fancy, but very emotionally powerful.. It is a simple black stone wall with all of the names of the people that lost thier lives. The names are what gets to you. There are so many and it just makes you grateful to all of those who gave their lives for us.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was very moving to gaze upon name after name of veteran who lost their lives during the Vietnam war. Many visitors came to pay respects to loved ones whose names were engraved in the granite. The books with names were welk thumbed that made it dufficult to read names at the bottom.

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