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Sad reminder

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza is a sad reminder of the war in the Far East. It is a lovely... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2018
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
beautiful memorial

Not frequently visited but worth the stop if nearby. The letters are very poignant and beautiful... read more

Reviewed February 24, 2017
Long Beach, New York
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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...more
55 Water St, New York City, NY 10041-0004
Financial District
+1 212-471-9496
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice memorial for the Vietnam War which divided many Americans and made many Americans Canadian too. Go check it out if in the area.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Spuddler
Reviewed October 22, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Mazmannan
Reviewed October 3, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mark D
Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 24, 2017

Not frequently visited but worth the stop if nearby. The letters are very poignant and beautiful. Second time we have stopped there and we are usually alone at the memorial.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank erg87
Reviewed December 28, 2016

We felt it was very powerful as the memorial is made up of letters home. You are reading he words of the soldier. Very powerful.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank thefunandfabulous
Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Too many young peole! This should never happen again. Does not seem to be a popular place for tourists but I think it is must to see it!

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank GrandTour616785
Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

The memorial is located close to stone street, so you can do both together. It's incredible how young most of the soldiers who fought in that war were. There's a nice fountain in the memorial, and you can sit there if you want too.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Diego L
Reviewed August 22, 2016

The Vietnam Vet memorial next to 55 Water is beautiful. It's done tastefully and provides a good open space in the a crowded concrete jungle.

Date of experience: July 2016
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