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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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Tribute to many men

This is an interesting tribute to many men who died in a lost cause they did not choose to fight, many extremely young conscripts

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an interesting tribute to many men who died in a lost cause they did not choose to fight, many extremely young conscripts

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The shear magnitude and number of names on this wall takes your breath away. I tried my best to have feelings of gratitude for the selfless sacrifice, but it was hard to get past the grief of the tragic loss of life of all of these fellow service members.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A highly moving memorial. The aesthetic of this monument add to the reflecting experience. A definite touching moment of my trip.

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Milmay, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had been there before and wanted to share it with our grand daughter and it was included in our night trolley tour. We left the trolley to see the Lincoln Memorial then walked toward the Memorial. It was so dark with very little illumination that we had a difficult time finding it. There really needs to be better lighted... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Looking at all the names on the long wall drove home just what a sacrifice was made. We stood in grief-torn respect for the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice. Everyone should visit and never forget!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great attraction. Must show to your kids at tell them the story. Make sure to see all statues on both sides the dam.

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Waldport, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Other than the statue depiction of three soldiers, the memorial is somewhat sterile compared to the Korean War Memorial.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very moving experience, as all the memorials are. Remember to take some time to reflect on the era of the Vietnam War and all those who were touched.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Three of us from a small town in Texas visited the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in August 2016. One of us, still had her MIA/POW bracelet from high school (1973). She went to the large catalog provided at the site and found the name of the serviceman on her bracelet listed. It told her exactly where his name was on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is probably my least favourite memorial on the mall but it is still awe inspiring. The respectful air is surprising (only because of a comparison with say the Korean or WW2 memorials which involve more activity) but I guess it is to be expected. It is a strange war for many Americans still and the monument recognises that and... More 

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