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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 #11 of 252 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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Central Coast NSW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Another impressive and heart felt monument, to see family and comrades finding and taking etchings of names makes it even more moving for me. a must see in D.C.

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NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Walked back from the Lincoln Memorial via this route and walked through to appreciate. So sad to see all the names of lives lost.

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suffolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

It was very difficult to see at night. It is dimly lit, and pictures with a Camera phone reflect the flash. It is such a humbling experience, it needs to be fully experienced. We went back to view During the daylight hours. It's truly amazing.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

...with a sobering number of names that seem sadly endless, very touching tribute to all those we last in Vietnam War. We were there in the rain so we didn't take the tourguide walk bt htere is someone who talks about the war and memorial which would be interesting. Some folks have left reminders of loved ones at the memorial... More

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Built as a wall that slopes into the ground with the mid-point making a turn upward again is an inviting and intriguing monument to a war that almost split America into two camps. The monument reflects the actual start of the conflict in 1959 and extends it into the mid-70s with the naming of all soldiers who lost their lives... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Very touching experience to see the thousands of names of people who served this country. Also, Very sad to see name after name....not recognizing one name, yet thankful for their service. A must see.

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Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

To see all those names, in 1988 (me 20), made me speechless. It's a very beautiful way to illustrate the casualties from a war, that should never have been fought.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I visited this place well before the crack of dawn and it was so lovely. Definitely I would have loved to come again to see it in glorious day light. Maybe some other day, some other time.

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McKinney, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Pictures do not do this justice. As you walk past rows and rows of names of those lost, you begin to understand the loss of each mother, father, wife and child. I hope young people can experience the memorial and understand the awesome toll of this part of our history.

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Ada, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Another must see when visiting D.C. We took a walking night time monument tour of this and it was a very solemn experience. I think it is better with a guide to tell you how it was designed and the symbolism. Go see it.

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