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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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This is a great Memorial for the men who served.

While neither of us served in the armed forces in our country we believe this is a great effort by American citizens to give recognition to people who served. It is a very moving... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Launceston, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

While neither of us served in the armed forces in our country we believe this is a great effort by American citizens to give recognition to people who served. It is a very moving site and we were fortunate enough to have a fellow traveller who had served for our country on the trip with us and you could see... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful tribute to our nation's soldiers who gave their lives. It is easy to look up the locations of loved ones in the books at the ends of the memorial.

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The memorial was touching to see. I thought they had done well to acknowledge all the veterans of the Vietnam war. The soldier statue were also a fitting touch.

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Greer, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

So impressive, this somehow made my heart cry for all the lost soldiers and their families. A must see!

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We were so glad to finally see this memorial! It is a place you go to look and silently thank those that lost their lives in that mess...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Signage all along the Mall in DC really sucks! No signage pointing direction to any of the monuments and you can wander aimlessly looking for most of the monuments. I was walking in the direction another tourist had suggested to find the Vietnam Memorial and after walking and walking, I literally fell into it! It starts out as a wedge... More 

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Easton, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Very moving for us who experienced this period of history. It is very well done. We highly recommend seeing when in DC.

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Parkesburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

If you are in DC, you should walk through this memorial. It is a solemn experience. This memorial is not designed to educate, but rather to cause the viewer to reflect.

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Seen it before, but it is still a moving place to visit. Good to have a tour guide explain what some of the etchings mean.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Such a simple idea...yet so amazing...must see on the first trip to DC. All of the historical memorials can be seen in one day. Close in proximity.

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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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