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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 260 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: Emotionally stirring memorial pays tribute to the men and women who served in one of America's most controversial wars.
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Encinitas, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Every time I visit the wall I feel a reverence for the loss of young lives fighting in a foreign land. Although I only knew one person listed on the wall I feel a great sadness for the loss of opportunity and possibilities.

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guangzhou china
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This monument is still moving. The letters, mementos and roses left here continue to remind us that each name was a very real life with loved ones left behind to feel the loss. Looking for a particular name? There are binders there to make it easy for you.

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Richmond, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Accurately and achingly conveys the human sacrifice of war. Potent contrast with the phallic triumphist public trophies elsewhere in the capital.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The only memorial of its kind here that I know of. There are mostly statues, but the long wall of names is a new avenue to honor those who fought. I like the switch. The massive amount of names really makes its point. Another incredible sight to add to your must-see list.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

A reminder ... of the past and those that have been lost. From the black walls with the engraved names to the locations it all seems very somber ... but this is an important memorial monument to remember a somber part of U.S. History and is a must visit if in DC.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I have visited this memorial a few times, and each time I get very choked up. My brother was in the war, and living through his experiences, I feel so much more for those who have served for us. It is a beautiful tribute to our soldiers.

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Northfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Walking the length of this wall was eye opening. The guide we had described the statue at the entry to the farthest end of the wall, closest to the Lincoln Memorial. It is of three men, meant to represent the average young Americans who were drafted to fight this was. The people manning the memorial provided pencil and paper to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

This was such a haunting monument to the men who fought in this war, you could feel the tension surrounding you, must be visited at night.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

I saw this years ago in the daytime. This trip, I had to visit it after dark. The lighting is not good so I recommend visiting this during the day. It is unbelievable how many names are included on this memorial.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Went here both evening and day time, around Veterans Day. Lots of Veterans and their families around so a lot of emotion also. The design is simple and yet so effective. Take time to appreciate this memorial, walk both ways through it.

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