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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, Landmarks
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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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El Paso, Texas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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WV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

This is the nicest Vietnam veterans memorial we've seen. The Huey on the grounds is incredibly preserved. So much information, and such a beautiful setting. A moving tribute to the veterans of a terrible war.

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Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The look of the Memorial is all Northern New Mexico but the interior is all about our vets who gave so much. The garden and waterfall are so peaceful and serene. A beautiful place to contemplate all that our vets sacrificed for us. The inside is quite extensive. I wore a POW/MIA bracelet as a kid that meant quite a... More

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

As others have said, this memorial speaks to the sacrifices of those who served in Vietnam, and all wars. With each exhibit, you can almost feel the laments of the families who lost so much, as well as the turmoil of a nation at odds. A great reminder about the costs of war, and the importance of remembering our soldiers... More

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

I'm glad you got so much out of your visit. We strive to make this memorial not just about the ones we lost but the war's effect on everyone it touched. More

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