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Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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Address: 5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242
Phone Number: 202-426-6841
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Emotionally stirring memorial pays tribute to the men and women who served...
Emotionally stirring memorial pays tribute to the men and women who served in one of America's most controversial wars.
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This is a very meaningful "must visit" site when in the DC area. The endless names of those who gave their lives for our country is truly emotional, especially for those who... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Chengdu, China

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Chengdu, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a very meaningful "must visit" site when in the DC area. The endless names of those who gave their lives for our country is truly emotional, especially for those who served during View Nam. This exhibit brings back to life those who gave everything and offers those of us who visit the Memorial an appreciation for those who... More 

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Jakarta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It's just a wall with a lot of names; but when you walk and read - it gives a certain feeling inside.... something that made you think about war and peace....

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Manama, Bahrain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I like all type of art. this was one of my favorite, while you are around in the area for Washington monument, and Lincoln, don't' forget to have a look at the Vietnam memorial. Have a seat and admire the place and the art.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

So simple in appearance, yet so impactful in meaning and design, the VVM is an incredible tribute to the many men and women who were lost in the Vietnam War. It's easy to see how Maya Lin's design was the award winner - her thoughtful presentation and construction of this memorial deserved the recognition it was given and serves as... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I always pay my respects here to my Grandfather who served. It is a strong reminder to see so many names of those that died and served us.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Being a Vietnam veteran, this memorial was a must see on our vacation and it did not disappoint. I have seen the moving Vietnam memorial, but seeing the original memorial was special.

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Defiance, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We had a beautiful day, It was worth the hop on hop off bus. Walking to all memorials would have been to much the bus drops you off and after you visit the near by memorials you go to bus stop and go as far as you want to the next stop. Easy trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A simple, but fitting tribute to the men lost in this war. To hear the history behind the marks next to the people's names was interesting.

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Seeing the thousands of names on a wall, leaves a person speechless. Simple, yet powerful memorial. It is too dark to appreciate it at night, so view it during the day.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I pay my respects to this monument on every visit in the early morning. For such a very simple monument it seems to capture the period of that war remarkably well. Very touching. Nearby are three soldiers standing together in the field.

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