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Address: 5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242
Phone Number: 202-426-6841
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Emotionally stirring memorial pays tribute to the men and women who served...
Emotionally stirring memorial pays tribute to the men and women who served in one of America's most controversial wars.
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Brings tears every time

I do not know how many times I have walked that wall of names. But I cry every time. Yes, I had friends whose names are there. But it also is such an elegantly simple expression... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Lecanto, Florida
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Ontario, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

It's small, nice, need some updating like fixing the lights. Would not say it is a must see, if you are in the area then yea, pass by

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Lecanto, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

I do not know how many times I have walked that wall of names. But I cry every time. Yes, I had friends whose names are there. But it also is such an elegantly simple expression of remembrance. Regardless of what one may think or have thought about the U.S. position or participation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

This is my first visit to the Memorial. Many of my class mates and friends gave their lives, souls and still we continue these futile actions. It took several tries to walk the entire length without falter. Watching parents encourage their children to climb over the fence and hang on the statues about put me over the edge. It’s more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

I can't explain it - just very very powerful emotionally. I would like to meet the artist and hear the background for the design. I had friends older brothers and neighbors who went to serve in Vietnam. I was too young by a couple of years and glad now that I was not there. During this review , I was... More 

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Bridgetown, Barbados
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I remember the controversy surrounding this monument in its construction stages. I like to think that the veterans and the families of those on the Wall believe, as I do, that it is a deeply moving and worthy monument to the brave men and women who served and lost their lives in that conflict.

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Yuma Az
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The "V". A must see when in Washington. If you can't make it to DC then visit one of the traveling memorials when they get in your area. Again Semper Fi.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

There is a very interesting story behind the memorial and how it came to be. The architecture is unique and the awe-inspiring site of so many people leaving flags, coins, taking etchings and sharing stories of their fallen friends and family was very moving. There is also a lovely statue nearby which seems to guard the monument. If you take... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I favorite time to visit is when the tour bus groups tend not to be here, but I especially find the wall moving at night. I come here every trip since my name could have easily have been on that wall.

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United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The size is amazing and puts a perspective on how many we lost. If you are looking for a name there are books at I know one end with the names and locations. Also those in a yellow hat have a book that they can look up the name and help you out. They will also provide paper and pencil... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Mind boggling, how many young men and women were wasted by that conflict. I was able to find a school friend from 1967 who was KIA over there. Brought a tear to my eyes. what a waste,

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