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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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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Emotionally stirring memorial pays tribute to the men and women who...
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I have seen this memorial many times, but it always makes me reflective every time I see it. This visit, I took the time to see the statues of the male soldiers and the nurses, both worth reflection. I still have the POW bracelet of a soldier not yet found.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Its was a long walk to get to the monument, but totally worth it. Its also very impressive to see at night.

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Bethesda, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Can't imagine a traveller coming to DC and not taking in the Viet Nam Memorial, Holocaust, Jefferson, National Mall and any or all of the Smithsonian museums. They are free and belong to all.

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I live in DC and can forget how special it is sometimes. When my parents came to visit me, a neighbor asked my mom to bring a picture of her brother who died in Vietnam in 1973. She had just found it, and thought it should be there by his name. My mom was an elementary school teacher for 40+... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I went to the Memorial expecting it to be just another item on the Mall. but surprisingly found myself crying and overwhelmed by the significance and impact of the Vietnam Vets Memorial. It is beautiful, relying on simplicity and truth to deliver it's message.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This memorial is unassuming as you view it from the national mall. The design is minimalistic in presence but so resoundingly powerful once you begin you descent to the middle of the granite wall. Even with hundreds of people passing there is an insightful silence that allows visitors ponder upon the magnitude of life lost. I have never seen a... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Before you go down the path to the black marble wall, there are several wooden podiums. Inside those podiums are books that have every name listed on the wall which are listed in alpha order. Follow the name across the page and you will see what panel and which line that name appears on the wall. My husband found his... More 

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Centreville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Post-Vietnam vet and to see the names and the monuments is enough to fill anyone's lack of patriotism.

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Weston, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

It's hard not to brought to tears seeing the names, flowers, people etching, people kneeing and touching the wall. Be prepared for a basket of raw emotions. Only the Korean War Memorial rivals this one in terms of emotional impact. Your kids won't forget this.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Never before has a memorial truly touched my heart like this one did. It captures the devistation of the Vietnam war perfectly. I must see for DC.

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