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Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Address: US 64 Mile Marker 276, 5 Miles North of Angel Fire, Angel Fire, NM 87710
Phone Number: +1 575-377-2293
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Angel Fire
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The Memorial was dedicated in 1971 and was the first major Vietnam memorial in the United States...
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The Memorial was dedicated in 1971 and was the first major Vietnam memorial in the United States. In 1987 Congress recognized the site as a memorial of national significance. Our visitor center features educational exhibits. The grounds are a peaceful and beautiful backdrop for the Chapel.

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Kansas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Arrived at the Memorial on Memorial Day. Was unaware they were having a reunion there. Many vets and great camaraderie. A freezing thunderstorm began while there but did not deter the outside program. Was pleased to be there on this special day. Very nice museum and gift shop. What a tribute this family has done for all veterans but especially... More 

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Socorro, NM
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

There is just something majestic and peaceful about this memorial. The white building architecturally is a startling contrast to the evergreen surroundings. The displays are sometimes graphic, but that conveys truly what the soldiers and veterans went through. Definitely worth a visit if in the area.

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OKC, OK
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

My grandfather served in Vietnam and I served in Iraqi Freedom for multiple deployments. No matter what war, you come home with a different perspective on life. The first time I went here was in 2006 with my wife. I was moved by the view and the chapel and brought to tears, remembering my own conflict I fought so recently... More 

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Kate G, Manager at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, responded to this review

I'm speechless as I write this. You have managed to capture the very essence of our site. I'm so glad you've had such meaningful visits here and I hope you are able to return. It's an honor to be the caretaker of a place such as this. More 

El Paso, Texas, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My Uncle Lieutenant Colonel Francis Russell Hittinger, Jr. was killed in the Vietnam War. I maintain contact with his three sons; however it took my visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to fully understand the significance of his sacrifice. i encourage all to tour this!

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Waipahu, Hawaii
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26 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Beautiful location and facility. This is the first memorial to Vietnam Vets in the USA, at least according to the commercial. Being married to a disabled Vietnam Vet, this was very impressive to me.

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Words to describe the feelings this memorial evokes are difficult to find. The love of a parent and the gift of this memorial to his son and others who lost their lives in service to their country is overwhelming. I spent the entire time trying to control the tears that threatened. The backdrop of the valley behind the chapel is... More 

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Kate G, Manager at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, responded to this review

I'm so glad your trip to the Memorial was meaningful. We try our best to make sure our visitors have an educational and moving experience. More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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176 reviews 176 reviews
31 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The memorial is a tribute to both Dr. Victor Westphall and his son, U.S. Marine Corps First Lieutenant Victor David Westphall III. David was killed in action near Con Thien, South Vietnam on May 22, 1968. The quiet serenity of the Moreno Valley is a fitting background forthe graceful lines of the chapel.

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Texas
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224 reviews 224 reviews
73 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

This is a wonderful memorial to the brave men and women who fought in this war. A very sad time in the history of this country and very sad for the many sacrifices that were made and the lives lost.

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New Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The memorial grounds and views are beautiful. It seemed a little difficult to figure out where to find a specific name at the memorial, but the information inside was great and the Chapel was so peaceful and nice! My boys 13 and 10 enjoyed learning as they walked around with us.

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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is a serene but emotional memorial to honor those Vietnam vets who sacrificed so much for us. The story of why it was built, the exhibits, letters, and stories are so moving. The soldiers' pictures & story in the chapel bring you to tears. If you listen, you can hear the angels weep.

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