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Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Address: 5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242 (National Mall)
Phone Number: 202-426-6841
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Ranked #10 of 234 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Emotionally stirring memorial pays tribute to the men and women who...
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Walking through the inverted V, a powerful sense of the cost of war is learned. Friends and family leave remembrances, flowers, and even what a soldier has missed. On Memorial Day, veterans converge on the Memorial and touch the names of men with whom they fought. Then they go to the Lincoln Memorial. The Vietnam Memorial is a way to... More 

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Baroda, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The story of 58,000 dead americans on this wall is a profoundly sad reflection of US policy in the cold war. It is even more sad the monument does not say anything about the almost 4 million Vietnamese killed during the war.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This is one of the most powerful monuments in Washington DC. Reviled when the plan was first submitted, the "Wall" as it is affectionately know, has become one of the most visited spots in DC.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

A earnest breath taking memorial.....how can one imagine that their died sooooooo many people in this war. Go and see for yourself, you will be very impressed by this landmark

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This is hard to describe, beautiful and sad at the same time ! My husband was a Vietnam vet and found it very emotional finding a friend that had lost his life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Maya Lin has created a most impressive memorial to a war that was very controversial. One cannot help but feel the sincere acknowledgement of the sacrifice of the men and women who participated in this war. It is a space to reflect and to remember.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I have visited this memorial on every trip I have made to D.C. and I will continue to do so for as long as I live. It's a stark reminder of the cost our young people pay in the name of freedom. This war was fought during a time when the U.S. still drafted people for military service. These men... More 

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Chelmsford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We were there at Christmas as the vets were placing their Christmas Tree. We were told there were 58,000 names and that the first soldier died in 1955, so the war lasted 20 years. I'm British and my dad fought in the British Artillery in Burma in WW2. A very moving experience in a very tranquil setting. God bless all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

As a Vietnam combat veteran, I have to say that this is the most heart wrenching memorial for me and if you have a family member or friend on this Wall, I know you feel the pain. Remember, as you walk away from the Wall, always turn around and salute or wave as they are watching you. God Bless the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

No matter how many times I stand in front of this stark and severe reminder of the Vietnam War, I am moved to tears. The young people's lives that were destroyed, whether in death or survival, makes me grateful that I call Canada home. The sacrifices of all that were in some way touched by this conflict are laid out... More 

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