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Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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Address: 5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242
Phone Number: +1 202-426-6841
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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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During this last visit of the many times that I have been here, I learned that this memorial was the result of an art competition to design a memorial that would blend into the... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

During this last visit of the many times that I have been here, I learned that this memorial was the result of an art competition to design a memorial that would blend into the landscape. The start and end of the memorial is actually in the middle where the two walls meet.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very active war memorial considering Vietnam Veterans still show up and people still know or were directly related to some of the names on the wall. Panel 3 east are the names of LTC Moore's soldiers at the battle of LZ X-ray memorialized in We were Soldiers. There is a museum showing all of the items left at the wall... More 

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Sitka,Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The simple design was moving to all that visited. There were guides with name lists if you need to find a friend or relative.

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Ardmore, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband was a lieutenant in Vietnam. I was quite moved to watch him locate the names of names of soldiers who fought with him. Many people there tracing the name of a friend or loved one. Park Rangers are most helpful locating names for visitors. I remember how unpopular this war was. But here the great sacrifice our soldiers... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This monument is a must visit as far as I am concerned. It's a beautiful tribute to those that served and died in the war. Take your time. Read some names.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The simplicity of the monument is wonderful There are books stationed around the memorial where you can find names they tell you which wall and what line there is On each wall there are dots making out lines of 10 so you can find your name/relative quickly The memorial is in chronological order starting from the middle across the way... More 

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North Bergen, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great place to witness history. You can go there and then walk from there to the Washington Memorial and the White house its approx 20 to 25 mins walk. Dont forget to take your camera.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A place to remember the fallen in the war. Simple. A long wall with the names of all the ones that were killed in Vietnam

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Simple and tasteful yet always emotional. I remember my first visit here shortly after it opened - a very solemn experience. So many lives lost.

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Hastings, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you're going to the Lincoln Memorial then well worth taking a look next door at this. The wall of names certainly makes you think as it is not a small one that is for sure.

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