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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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A moving tribute to the fallen of Vietnam. I was there on a rainy night and it was powerful. Don't miss the statues.

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Boise
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A moving tribute to the fallen of Vietnam. I was there on a rainy night and it was powerful. Don't miss the statues.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

An emotional visit for me beacause I was born in 1960 and grew up watching heros return from Vietnam, often damaged physically or emotionally. This was the war that taught a generation that not all sacrifices by American soldiers was worth the price paid in blood or suffering, nor were our military and political leaders truthful, honest, wise or careful... More 

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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Attending a funeral for those I never got to meet. You pass this while walking amongst the monuments.

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very moving memorial when you review the countless names of the fallen. Humbling experience and very sad to reflect and wonder. However, I expected a little more than just a wall considering the expense and granduer of the other monuments. Still, its a must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 4 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 5 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 6 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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