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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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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is very moving and a must see. I love the names on the wall. These are our true hero's of our country. A must stop in DC.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is very moving and a must see. I love the names on the wall. These are our true hero's of our country. A must stop in DC.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Always a place that draws the crowd, from the young to the old. Typically it's a quiet place as many observe or try to find names along the wall. On occasion you may find someone staring at a name or two and crying. It's very tough to take when you see this, when this happens it brings goosebumps.

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Abilene, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

After everything I've heard happened to those who served in Vietnam, I knew this monument would not disappoint. There was a deep sadness and longing I felt as I reviewed the books where you can look up names of people on the wall. I felt it as I walked closer to it. They collect the things left at the wall... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Just viewing all 52,000 names engraved on the marble memorial brought tears to my eyes. The worst part about it was that this chapter in history should have never happened in the first place. It takes less than 15-minutes to experience this memorial and it's worth every minute of it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This memorial was very nice and very close to the Lincoln Memorial, Reflecting Pool, WW2 memorial. Definitely worth the walk out to see this!

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Anaheim Hills, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

There is an index located at the beginning of the wall. This index gives the panel location and row for the name you are searching. A very solemn place for those of us that lived through that time. we were there on Father's Day and the cards left with photos of their loved ones brought tears to my eyes.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My dad, a Vietnam Vet, died in 2009 from military related ALS. This was the last thing on his bucket list he didn't get to do, so I went there for him. So emotional, so touching, and beyond words to describe.

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Yuma, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Puts everything in perspective. All the names are on the memorial represents a loved one who couldn't make it home. The names represents all the tears and memories left with loved ones.

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Elkhart, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was very moving. The simplicity of the Memorial is breathtaking. I don't know anyone whose name is on the Memorial but it did make me reflect on those who gave their lives and those who came back to very little respect for their service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Words are hard to find to describe "The Wall". Many of the names that were listed could have been neighbors of mine or a future encounter of some type but all of what could have been was change by what was. My God bless all the families who's love one appears on The Wall.

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Address: Address: 5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242
Phone Number: 202-426-6841
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > National Mall

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