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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 257 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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Owasso, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

For years we've visited the various "moving wall" exhibits within 400 miles of home but this year we took my husband to Washington DC to visit the wall. Three of his friends/Army buddies that he served with during his 2 tours in Nam are on the wall so it was personal for us. Many were there and although it was... More

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Modesto, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Although this memorial is low key compared to other memorials, the long wall with names of the fallen is surprisingly powerful and the quiet and reflective location makes for a fitting memorial.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

The museum is beautiful and well kept in addition to educational. This is not a place for young children or those with a weak stomach. there are items and displays that are hard to see and think about.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

The walls of this memorial are positioned that one end is pointing to the Lincoln Memoriel and the other to the Washington Monument. There are 58000 names on the long black wall. Adjacent to the memorial are The Three Servicemen Statue.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

If you haven't been to a holcaust museum before then this is a good one to visit. Well organised after the initial crowd bottleneck

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Striking, solemn, and sad. It is a reminder of the time we were all in conflict over Vietnam, but all these young men and women died and should be honored for their bravery and sacrifice.

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Cincinnati, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

When first proposed, the design of this monument was criticized as being too negative Black in color, low profile and just plain depressing. With all those names inscribed, it was more of a gravestone than a monument. But over the years it seems to have grown on people to become a significant monument. As a Vietnam vet I still have... More

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Raleigh,North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

While visiting Washingto DC with friends this month a must see was THE WALL!! My husband and I had visited this very emotional memorial years ago but our friends had not yet payed their respects and we were more then happy to share this experience with them again. My husband served in the US Marine Corps. while our friend served... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This memorial is very, very simple. Just a big granite wall with the names of all of the soldiers that were killed in the war. Very somber, and definitely the most quiet crowds of any place we visited in D.C. Everyone should see it once.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Something as simple as a list of names, and yet it hits you that these were real people who made the ultimate sacrifice. Nearby there is a book that you can look for names and location of those names on the wall.

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