New York City Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza

New York City Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza

New York City Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza
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The Plaza is New York City’s official Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The Memorial and the surrounding plaza provides and maintains a valuable and overdue tribute to the men and women who served in the Vietnam War.Visitors can view letters, news clippings, photos, honor plaques and diaries of those who fought in Vietnam as well as spend time near the Reflecting Fountain or stroll along the Walk of Honor.
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Neighborhood: Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
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  • Whitehall St – South Ferry • 5 min walk
  • South Ferry • 5 min walk
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Ktsnowowl
Hervey Bay, Australia5,385 contributions
Feb 2014 • Couples
A short walk from both Battery Park and the South Street Seaport is the simple yet beautiful and touching memorial dedicated to those that lost their lives in Vietnam.

The glass wall that contains the words of letters the armed forces is exceptionally moving and shows the rawness of emotions that can only come from having your life placed on the line for years on end. Combined with a small, yet well thought out plaza, the space offers you time to spend a moment reflecting on those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Well worth a visit.
Written August 9, 2014
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johndt41
New York NY67 contributions
Jun 2013 • Solo
The Vietnam War was a terrible time for this country. I think it could be said we were a Country Divided. This simple memorial which is a wall of glass bricks with two openings to allow people to pass from one side to the other sits in an amphitheater. On the glass bricks are quotations from letters of soldiers that are taken from the book Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam. I thought at the time this memorial was dedicated that it was fitting the soldiers who actually did the fighting in this hated war should have the last say. Their words may have been drowned out by all the shouting during the war but now it is time to reflect and listen to these wonderful men and women. Each time I visit I am moved as I walk along the sides of the wall and read their words. I think everyone who comes and reads what these soldiers wrote home will find one or two quotes that will make them pause. After I walk along the wall I always sit for awhile and enjoy this peaceful place.
Written August 13, 2013
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Aleksandra
Poland27 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
For those who are interrested in Vietnam War it is a must see, for others - nice to see. The memorial itself is impressive, it shows what has happened and how many have been killed. Although there are information written and available for everyone, I think a tour guided visits would bring more value.
Written September 5, 2019
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HaleyandSteve
Pine Grove, PA203 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
My best friend and I are daughters of Vietnam veterans so we had to visit the memorial in Manhattan. The letters on the wall brought us to tears. The site is located on Coenties Slip; the history of this spot made the visit even more interesting.
Written July 7, 2019
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Ellen B
8 contributions
Feb 2019
Right downtown on Water Street this airy plaza's poignant memorial can be viewed by all ages. There is an open plaza with a glass brick wall. On the wall are etchings of excerpts of letters home from men and women while they were serving in Vietnam. Hits you right in the gut. Everyone can relate to this, and take a moment to remember those that were loved and lost to a senseless war.
Written February 13, 2019
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Mark D
York, UK90 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
If you are into military history then this is a memorial you must visit. It is located near to Stone Street (open air restaurants and bars) so you can do both. This memorial is dedicated to the Vietnam war and there are letters from soldiers etched on the glass to their loved ones back home - very poignant. It is located downtown not far from Fraunces Tavern so look it up and give it a visit.
Written October 3, 2018
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hubz72
Cheshire, UK719 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
Great tribute in a lovely location. Bits of history and very interesting to spend time seeing what so many sacrificed.
Written September 23, 2014
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Slverfox
Pune, India58 contributions
Jul 2013 • Solo
Walk beyond staten ferry point and you will see the brightest flowers in bloom at the memorial. Seeing the names of all who,died serving at vietnam war is painful as most of them were in their twenties. The excerpts of letters on the glass wall is moving. The waterfront view gives an amazing view of the helicopters and boats sailing by.
Written July 12, 2013
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Ann H
Rochester, NY32 contributions
Jun 2012 • Family
It was beautifully done. My husband is a veteran and really wanted to check it out.
Written June 10, 2012
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Gabriel S
Blauvelt, NY1 contribution
Mar 2012 • Solo
A beautiful site and a fine tribute to the 1,741 brave men and women of our great city who gave their lives so this could be a better place.

One of the more interesting charactistics of the plaza is the recurring sounds of the helicopters landing and taking off from the nearby heliport. An especially appropriate background for a Vietnam Memorial.
Written April 2, 2012
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