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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 Time for Reflection

The artist of this memorial created a beautiful place to be able to reflect on each soldier that gave their life for our freedoms. My children had a particular soldier they wanted... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Lodi, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The artist of this memorial created a beautiful place to be able to reflect on each soldier that gave their life for our freedoms. My children had a particular soldier they wanted to find on the "Wall". They were grateful for the Park ranger that not only gave them history of the memorial but helped etch the name of this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The wall and seeing all the names is very moving!! There was a gentleman there telling about people that had their names on the wall.

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Eagan, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you lived through the Vietnam War era. you need to go see this. This memorial is classic in it's simplicity. The hard part is finding the name you are looking for.

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Cartagena, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a place where you must go to honor our Vietnam vets. It's about honor and pride for our country and those who gave us freedom.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As a Vietnamese, I don't feel comfortable visiting here. It's actually not too bad in terms of 'memorial' although it does not tell you much, you know, it's the United States of America.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

With no personal involvement in this war, I still found myself profoundly moved by the simplicity of this memorial. There is a gutter along the base, in which people have placed mementoes, flags, flowers and letters, some written by children, and the words of these were very moving. Take the time to pay your respects here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We all now the names in the "MENENPOORT" in YPRES Belgium, every day of the year at 8PM they blow the "last post" to remember us , to have respect for the fallen soldiers, who fought for freedom, something not happened in Vietnam ....

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Laval, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This memorial is the most moving and somber memorial in all of D.C. A truly great tribute to all the veterans that took part in this war and those who did not make it back. It was designed in such a way that one cannot help feeling moved seeing all those thousands of names.

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Thank Carlo C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just seeing the thousands of names inscribed on the wall highlights some really chalk egging thoughts about the futility of war. Worth walking through when you are near Lincoln...

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is hard to explain what makes this monument so moving. Seeing all the names is unbelievably sad, but it is the items left in memory of those people and the survivors there visiting and sharing their stories that make it so much more emotional. I had a difficult time reading the notes to my children without tearing up.

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