I love the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. It is so simple yet elegant and so moving. It is definitely a must stop of all visitors.
A visit to this memorial is emotional and touching. The enormity of the Vietnam War really settles on you as you walk along the wall and see all the names of those who offered the ultimate sacrifice. It's a very powerful experience, and one not to be missed.
This is another must stop in DC. Even if you were too young to live through this experience, anyone with a pulse can appreciate the sacrifice and feel the emotion embodied here.
As a non-Viet Nam veteran, I felt emotionally moved while I was there. I definitely can understand why it is so emotional and in many cases difficult for all the Vets and for the families of the men and women who served and whose names are inscribed in the granite. Do come and feel the power of this simple "wall".
The staff were very helpful and got up and rubbed off a name for my dad. They will help you find names and were generally nice. There are lists you can peruse, and you don't need to bring paper. It was cold and windy but the sun came out for a few minutes.
feel sad that so many returning veterans from this war were not treated well. Whether you agreed with the war or not, these men and women fought valiantly. The wall is beautiful tribute to the more than 58,000 that perished in the jungles of Vietnam. Many mementos are left at the wall and these are just as moving.
When you learn the story of this memorial, that is when you can truly appreciate the design. What is especially touching is the mementos left at the memorial from family members and strangers alike. Just beautiful!
This memorial always creates such emotion. Seeing the size of the wall slowly increase in size and the vastness of the inscribed names is overwhelming. We are always amazed that no matter how many people are there...you could hear a pin drop.
The Rangers were on hand to talk to people. Also they had alphabetical books with names and locations on the monument of their loved ones to help them locate place they were named. They also took people over to show them exactly where their names were. Very good service.Well done the Ranger Service.
Indescribably moving. The setting is beautiful. The design is minimalism at it's finest. As you view this historical document's polished surface, you will see yourself reflected, in present time. The collective, quiet mood of the viewers palpably embraces you as you approach. The incline of the walkway transports you along the chronologically arranged names of the dead, from the depths... More
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