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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 #6 of 241 attractions in Washington DC
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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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Wellington, New Zealand
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127 reviews 127 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This memorial is one of two minds. It is not one that proclaims pride in involvement in the war. There is nothing glorious about it. But it is nonetheless a poignant tribute to the tens of thousands of Americans who lost their lives in a war the country was so ambivalent about. Each American who died in Vietnam, is recorded... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The scale of the losses conveyed in a manner that brings genuine tears for people who were not involved

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Changwon, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Being 37 years old, I know many people who served in the Vietnam War. When you see the little memorials that people leave in memory of their lost love ones it does something to the heart. I guess because I do know Vietnam Veterans, it lets me put a person with the lost live.

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Washington DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This beautiful memorial contains the names of all those who died in the war and also a statue of three service men. If possible join a ranger who will give personal information about some which makes the names really become people. The whole area is very moving.

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Boulder, CO
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This was the biggest surprise. It is built to draw you in and send you forth. The wall inspires reflection and literally reflects the surroundings. In the context of the other memorials it makes you think about the large numbers of people who made a difference v. the other memorials that celebrate individuals.

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Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Such an incredible piece of art, yet such sadness to it as well. So many names, you don't realize until you see it for yourself.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This visit we happened to hear the National Park service ranger talk preparing visitors for the experience. His introduction made a most moving introduction to experiencing the Vietnam memorial, especially since most of the crowd had not been part of the anti-war protest period and were unaware of the difficulties the returning veterans and their families experienced in the late... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I was a little underwhelmed when I first saw the memorial as it looked at first inspection like a giant headstone. However, it reflects the people looking at it and it feels like a living memorial and it had a profound impact which I was not expecting. Go on a sunny day to maximist the reflection.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I felt my throat start to tighten as i arrived....very emotional. Every person living or visiting the U.S. must visit at least once in their life time.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Very moving memorial. Well designed and located very centrally. It's a must see for all in the family.

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