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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 252 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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Ada, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

10-12 is the perfect age for D.C. because they get american history and probably a little civil war background, but washington also teaches sacrifice, of course at arlington but perhaps even more so at the Vietnam memorial. We looked up names of people we did not know and walked slowly along the wall. It was only 10 minutes, but our... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This memorial still touches a raw nerve for the baby boomer generation who either had to fight this unpopular war or fight on the home front against the government to stop it. It still draws big crowds and should do so for another twenty years or so as it honors all of those who gave their lives for the cause.

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The Colony
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I always feel as if I am walking under ground to find those that have been lost and forgotten. They are not. This particular Memorial moves me almost to tears each time I visit.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I saw this memorial at night at my only issue was that it was hard to see after the sun sets. The memorial should be better lighted. It is nicely done and I was amazed at the number of names on the wall. This is a must see while in the National Mall area

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I was living in DC when they first built this monument. I visited the first day it was opened and found my relative on this wall in a city where he was born. What a true hero. Over the years, its only gotten better. Its pretty overwhelming when you first get there because you suddenly realized that the number don't... More

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Visited the memorial with our tour guide who explained about the symbolism of the memorial and about some of the issues faced by the architect at the start of the design process. The sheer number of names carved on each section of the wall made this a poignant visit. However, what happened next made our visit even more memorable.Our tour... More

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Ottawa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I was biking to go to the lincoln memorial through the park and here it was this massive wall with all names engraved.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This memorial is a very apt tribute to the soldiers who died in the Vietnam War. It really makes a statement about the way that people felt about the war, whilst also paying an appropriate tribute to those who died and are still missing. While other monuments and memorials celebrate grandeur and victory, this one is more subdued and raw.... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Amazing and breathtaking and devastating all in one. It's so well done, and you must see it. There's a very cool directory so that if you knew someone or are looking for a specific name, you can find exactly where they are location

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I had a chance to visit this memorial again. It was much nicer to be here early in the morning when there were few people. It is very simple-two walls against a slope with the names of the American soldiers who passed away in the Vietnam War. It is touching to see family members looking for the names of their... More

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