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Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242
+1 202-426-6841
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Emotionally stirring memorial pays tribute to the men and women who served in one of America's most controversial wars.
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5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242
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Reviewed May 14, 2016

The memorial was a great tribute to those who gave their lives to serve our country. The memorial was very personalized as it honored each and every individual.

Thank OhioTrav42
Reviewed May 14, 2016

We were told of a motorcycle that was left here by a group of veterans who made a pact together with a now fallen brother that they would all get Harley's when they got home. The others bought the fallen a Harley and left it...More

Thank Jodi M
Reviewed May 13, 2016

As I viewed this memorial with my Vietnam Veteran husband, I found myself in tears of gratitude that his name was not on the wall. It is something he wanted to see and perhaps everyone should see it to understand a veteran's feelings.

Thank travelinggma2013
Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

If you know, you know. The monument reaches out and draws you in. Those names are calling for you to remember them. Respect, Honor, Remember them.

Thank james628
Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

It feels nice to know that the people who died in the war are still being honored by people. The walls had faces of those soldiers printed on it and it saddened me to think that so much people died. I believe the 19 mirrored...More

Thank kaerynne
Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

I think this is a must see when touring DC. As you look at the names of the dead soldiers you see your reflection staring back at you, it's very moving. The symbolism will take your breathe away. Spend some time there and talk to...More

Thank Allie_LRL
Reviewed May 12, 2016

walking along the wall and thinking back to this war, having in mind the current wars in the world - a moving experience. visit can be combined with Lincoln Memorial

Thank haktus
Reviewed May 12, 2016

Breathtaking at night like some of the others, it makes you realize how many lives we lost in the Vietnam war. Very, very sad. I think I could re-visit this Memorial over and over. This is one of my favorite areas of the National Mall....More

Thank saliba404
Reviewed May 11, 2016

Do go to this monument. You will feel what transpired many years ago. No one will bother you, after sunset the monument takes on a different feel. Almost like in a churh

Thank Lee R
Reviewed May 11, 2016

Always an impressive view at the wall with all the names of the fallen heroes. Also the statue before entering the wall area is beautiful.

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May 28, 2017|
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Response from Jenifer A | Reviewed this property |
Off the top of my head, the Smithsonian stop puts you out right in the middle of the national mall, so you'd still have a bit of a walk. Not too far though.
Nancy D
August 9, 2015|
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Response from Andrea O | Reviewed this property |
I think your vet friend needs to fill out an application at the honor flight website. I believe the guardians/escorts are volunteers or staff members of honor flight and anyone accompanying the veteran would have to pay for... More
Laura W
June 4, 2015|
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Response from Paul C | Reviewed this property |
There are lots of local hotels, no doubt, very expensive as you can imagine, being the capital. Most, if not all people usually drive in, park up and walk. But if your not to worried about cost, look in this app, it will... More