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Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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Address: 5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242
Phone Number: 202-426-6841
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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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A kind of hush falls over the world

Exquisite in its simplicity, this monument draws the eye as well as polarizing emotions; intense sadness and bubbling anger at the loss suffered by so many. Peppered with... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Exquisite in its simplicity, this monument draws the eye as well as polarizing emotions; intense sadness and bubbling anger at the loss suffered by so many. Peppered with grieving families, empathetic vets from other conflicts and enthusiastic "tracers", the wall, designed by a Vietnamese female artist, quietly captures the American paradox surrounding this particular war. Hushed tones, moist eyes and... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This memorial beautifully commemorates all the young soldiers who lost their lives in Vietnam. Their is an air of solemn sadness about it that is very touching

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited this memorial as part of a weekend in Washington. It's shows what a great sacrifice these brave men made in a war that accomplished nothing. The ones that did make it home were often reviled. So many have had their lives ruined. I thought it would be a lesson for generations until we went to... More 

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Connolly, Clare, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A solemn place to visit, it is good that the lost lives of so many killed during this war is acknowledged and remembered but sad to see the number it invloved

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Casper, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Incredible. Moving. Thoughtful. Sobering. I will be there when they open the museum of memorabilia left at The Wall. It won't be a moment too soon.

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Lewiston, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very inspiring, adjacent to the Lincoln Memorial with a small gift shop with cold water across the street. Plan on knowing someone to lookup, we were able to lookup the person our children's school is named after - looked him up in the logbooks adjacent to the wall area. Gave us the wall section and row - we were then... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is definitely a memorial you should visit when in Washington, DC. For me it was a somber experience. My father fought in Vietnam and he was one of the lucky ones who came home. Just standing there reading the names of the men who did not was jaw dropping.

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Edwardsville, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A somber reminder of how many were lost. Beautiful memorial. Be sure to visit the Mother's statue. A sad but beautiful sculpture of the very young men and women who lost their lives way too soon in a time of war.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took a night tour to visit this memorial but it was super dark and the impact was lost. I think one should visit this during the daytime.

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Westfield,MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What's there to say; moving somber walk amongst the monuments. Take time to actually read a name or two on each panel

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