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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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go to this memorial, look at the names of all that died so we could have the freedom we do today! beautiful memorial and so peaceful just looking at all the names. great place to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

go to this memorial, look at the names of all that died so we could have the freedom we do today! beautiful memorial and so peaceful just looking at all the names. great place to visit with kids and adults.

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Benicia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Because we have a close friend who flew helicopters in Vietnam and my husband just barely missed the draft - this part of history is up close and personal. I watched one woman as she found a name on the wall, her reaction brought tears to my eyes. This is a beautiful memorial and a sobering experience to walk along... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

What a sad memorial, with the name of every person killed or missing in Vietnam. I was staggered to see just how many names were listed, and that occasionally it becomes necessary to add a name. The overall design I thought was rather unimaginative, compared with the Korean War memorial.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Cluttered with flowers,flags,notes from family and more. Read the stories and how many were mia. Truly sad. Boils tge patriotism inside to see how many gave all for our freedoms today. They also have several index books to help you find relatives names on tge wall.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This memorial is one of the more somber stops on your Washington itinerary. This war has touched the lives of many Americans still alive today and as such you can feel the reverence at the memorial. This really gives you the scope of the human cost of war like no other memorial.

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Pewsey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This is very impressive but it does get very crowded and sometimes is difficult to appreciate the beauty of the reflections the granite wall gives.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Both my husband and I's fathers served in Vietnam, and we are lucky they came home. We searched the wall for my husbands uncle, but found out later his name is not on the wall because he died on a ship prior to arriving to Vietnam. All of the notes and mementos are great, but seeing the 58,000 plus names... More 

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Manor, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is beautiful. The power of those names on the unseemingly endless walk was too much to handle for me, I cried the whole way (so unexpected, yet raw and real). So many lives lost for me to enjoy freedom and live the American dream ... freedom truly is not free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This is the most moving memorial that I visited in DC. It is mind blowing at the number of names on the wall. I visited during Memorial Day and the service and flowers/momento's left at the wall were very moving.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Took my niece to visit. This was a humbling experience for us. There were many Vets sobbing for their fellow soldiers.

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