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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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Must see. Who doesn't have a family member not touched by many of our "undeclared" Wars abroad? If you're really into history then either go a lone or with someone who... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Must see. Who doesn't have a family member not touched by many of our "undeclared" Wars abroad? If you're really into history then either go a lone or with someone who appreciates it. Otherwise, they'll be distracting. Over 10 years ago, I attended with a person with a short attention span. The were more concerned about the weather and drizzle... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife was able to find two of the young men/friends she had gone through school with. So many young men and women who gave their lives for what? Also it was special to see the statue of the Nurses comforting/caring for a wounded soldier.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one monument everyone needs to see- not only Americans, but all nationalities. The black marble inscribed with the names of those who lost their lives during this useless war invites reflection and reverence. Being there and tracing your fingers over the names is a sobering experience. It's so much more meaningful than just seeing it in photos or... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This monument is in a new style of monuments, and these new monuments can be really powerful in a very different way from the monuments of earlier periods. Architects have begun thinking in new ways to allow viewers to experience something - the results of this new way of thinking can be powerfully moving. Case in point: The Vietnam Veteran's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This memorial is one of the most moving memorials there is. I credit the designer for using a simplistic type design. I've seen it during the day, and at night. You must experience both. All of those names of the men and women that lost their lives humbles me more than I can express. God Bless each and every one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved this museum but it was entirely too busy. So crowded at first we couldn't breathe. I suggest if you get your ticket in advance don't arrive at the start time wait a half hour so you aren't in the rush of visitors. We missed the first half of the museum trying to get somewhere we could actually see the... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'd recommend being silent here. Be reverent. Just let the awe of the monument settle in and pay respects to those lost. This is a fitting memorial. It's particularly stunning at night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is truly amazing that a 19 year old perceived and designed this monument. It is truly awesome in that we see ourselves over the names of the fallen. One can appreciate the magnitude of sacrifice that the Vietnam War consumed by seeing all the names of the fallen. It is certainly a sobering experience even if there are no... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The silence here is a respectful tribute to those who sacrificed in this war. Striking sculpture in its simple and moving statement. It will tug at your emotions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was quite moved and teary when I visited this silent marble wall. There is something physical and visceral about the silence and reverence of this monument . I am feeling more grounded in my love and appreciation for my country. Don't miss this experience.

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