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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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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 Prague, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This is a war that many family and friends served their country in and I am glad it is being honored as much as other conflicts, since there was such controversy surrounding it. Having met General Hal Moore added to the impact of standing among the names of the fallen and knowing some of the "behind the scenes" drama that... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Being Australian and born in the 70's, I don't have the knowledge or appreciation of the conflict that this war created in America. I understand that the Vietnam war went on for 18yrs and caused many societal divides in whether America should be involved. Our tour guide explained the situation very compassionately and without bias and I think this is... More

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Bromley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

.........is the only word I have for this trio of memorials. But the one that brought me close to tears and made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up was the wall. That huge and long expanse of black marble with the names of all the soldiers lost in the Vietnam war had a huge effect on... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I go by this monument and stop by the name of the soldier who's POW bracelet I had growing up. It never stops impacting me how many lives were lost and many more impacted when you see the letters, flowers and other mementos left.

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This was a very moving memorial. It was nice that they had people there to assist in finding names of the fallen.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Honestly there are no words that can't accurately describe Vietnam memorial. It is certainly a place every American should see first hand to pay there respects for the brave men and women who gave their lives for our country.

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Indio, ca
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Wall is beautiful & very emotional for those who found the names they sought! Underwhelming unless you were there to look up a name.

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Kent, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This simple memorial continues to be one of the most moving experiences along the National Mall. I always find it so moving that even after all of these years, people still stop each day to copy names of loved ones who were lost in the war, and to see the various mementos that people leave each day (hats, medals, boots,... More

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This was such a moving memorial. Seeing all the names etched into the wall as well as articles left behind by family and friends brought tears to my eyes. Definitely not to be missed.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Not a fancy memorial, but so sad to think of all the brave men and women who died in service. Terrible to think that returning service men were not treated properly.

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