New York City Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza

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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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
How to get there
  • Whitehall St – South Ferry • 5 min walk
  • South Ferry • 5 min walk

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SuperTed19
Madison, WI673 contributions
Well Done
Sep 2021
It is easy to miss this plaza, but it is definitely worth stopping for a visit when you’re in the area.
Written October 5, 2021
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Aleksandra
Poland27 contributions
Nice to see
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, PA198 contributions
Wonderful Memorial
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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4george
Dublin, Ireland45 contributions
Touchingly beautiful
Apr 2019 • Family
This place is seldom visited and as it’s off the beaten track it’s overlooked. It’s a very touching place to go to and the added flowers and walkways make it very poignant. It’s a must on every trip I take to NYC.
Written May 3, 2019
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Ellen B
8 contributions
Poignant
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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dgdssdish d
Charlottetown, Canada1,134 contributions
Divide Times
Sep 2018 • Couples
Nice memorial for the Vietnam War which divided many Americans and made many Americans Canadian too. Go check it out if in the area.
Written December 7, 2018
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Mazmannan
Basingstoke, UK9,077 contributions
Sad reminder
May 2018 • Solo
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza is a sad reminder of the war in the Far East.

It is a lovely memorial. On Memorial Day, there is a service dedicated to all those who lost their lives in the war. I overheard someone say that it was a pointless war which cost the lives of so many young people. But that is exactly what war does - the politicians send out instructions and the army takes up the fight on their behalf - irrespective of the consequences.
Written October 22, 2018
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Mark D
York, UK90 contributions
WELL WORTH A VISIT
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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MelissaClaire93
Cinnaminson, NJ823 contributions
Needs upkeep
May 2018
We stumbled upon this on the way to Fraunces Tavern. It’s very eye catching. It’s a very nice memorial. It also has a nice view of the cityscape and the Brooklyn Bridge. I was a bit disappointed in the upkeep. It didn’t really look like anyone had been there in months. There was a fountain that looked like it would have been beautiful if it was running. It was a nice tribute but I feel like it should be treated like a memorial and not like an abandoned park.
Written May 29, 2018
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A.MACCA
UK455 contributions
REASON TO REMEMBER
Feb 2018 • Couples
This is a lovely Vietnam Memorial Garden area in New York, well worth a wander around after being at the Statue of Liberty.

An area of remembrance to the War dead of the Vietnam War.

Also other memorials in the area ie Korea and Fort
Written April 26, 2018
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