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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 253 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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Crestline, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Was very nice to look at, but we went at night and it was hard to see the names. The sidewalk was lit up though, which made the experience more honoring.

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Seattle WA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Go see this memorial as difficult as it is to see. It was sobering and silent as we witnessed a part of history that never should have happened. You will leave here remembering and at the same time feeling strength that you reject this horrible thing that happened. Humanity does go on in spite of evil.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I grew up in the Vietnam era and watched the news every night. Even if you did not approve of the war you have to admire the veterans who gave their lives and youth for their country.

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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

So many names carved into stone in a cleft carved into a hill. Your reflection staring back at you, momentos left by loves ones on the ground. It's really hard not to shed a tear or get choked up wondering what these brave men went through.

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Ronneby, Sweden
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This is just one of several memorials in this park. The memorial is a big wall with names of people who died in the war. The list goes on and on and on.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This black granite memorial starts small then incrementally gets higher and longer, it includes the ladies (nurses/medics), and every G.I and Officer.Good. Respect those whom gave the ultimate sacrifice. I have US relatives whom served in that conflict. My Granny used to get letters in Wales from my cousin,when he served there, David came back.

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Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

All memorials have a Nice setting and are set- up taking dignity and power into consideration, its a Nice walk along them and see them all

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Dungannon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This is easily one of the most humbling experiences of my life. The tall wall lit by recessed lights in the walkway seemed to tower over us as we walked by. The names seemed never ending, the men and women who gave their lives for me... A true must to understand the magnitude of the sacrifices made by so many.

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I visited this haunting memorial last February with family visiting from Europe. It was very touching to see many of the visitors reduced to tears, young children placing flowers at the base of the names of their loved ones. Seeing many war veterans paying tribute to the thousands of soldiers who valiantly fought and sacrificed their lives for our country... More

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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Our tour guide Tim was able to give us so much information of this memorial and everything that went into the building of it. Everyone was very moved by seeing all those names listed and also the history behind it all.

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