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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 #10 of 249 attractions in Washington DC
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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New Richmond, Ohio
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93 reviews 93 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

It is moving and sad to see all the names on the memorial. It is amazing how long the wall goes on and how many names are on it. A touching monument. It is located near the Lincoln memorial and easy to find.

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Maxwell, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

One of the best memorials in DC. Don't forget your paper and crayon to take etchings of names. And of course your camera.

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Graton, CA
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Washington DC is almost overrun with bombastic memorials and garish monuments, and frankly, none of them measure up to this one both in form and content. The astonishing amount of emotion that it brings out from you and from many of the people there around you --and rain or shine, I think there will always be somebody there until my... More

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Catonsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This was also included as a stop during photography class I took in WDC. I was fascinated and got some fabulous photos here. Converted some to Black and White and they are just stunning! The contrast really brings out the expression on the faces of the soldiers.

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Panama City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

No words can express how emotional it is to see the tens of thousands of names. ALL the respect to these brave souls. This is a must for anyone

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The Vietnam Memorial is always a one-of-a-kind experience in DC. It's amazing to see all the people paying their respects to our fallen heroes.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This is a very moving memorial. They now have books located near the memorial where you can look up a loved one and find their name easily on the wall. My husband was clearly moved by seeing his uncle's name on the wall and our children got to hear a little bit about the uncle they never had the chance... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Difficult to put into words or make comment on this but a very moving place. Really puts the enormity of what happened into perspective. Look out for the women in Vietnam memorial/statue.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This memorial wall shows the names 10's thousand young guys lives wasted for nothing it's a never ending wall really sad to look at all the names engraved on it

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Holbrook, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

No words to express the reflection that this wall inspires. Seeing the names and items left behind to honor our heroes makes you so proud to be an American

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