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Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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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  • Average4%
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5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242
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5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242
+1 202-426-6841
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Reviewed yesterday

This was my second time (January 2018) and with the addition of the women's statues to the already-existing men's statues the entire memorial is incredible.

Thank erikkieser
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Must see in my opinion and overwhelming to see how many actually lost their life in the Vietnam War. Memorial is made very nicely in my opinion.

Thank JokkeNu
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a truly interesting monument. I love the fact that this has been done for so many that have fought and died for us. The really cool thing is to see the responses of notes and flowers from family and individuals that remember these...More

Thank DirkDMyers
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Supposedly designed from a contest, initially had a lot of opposition. Setup to look like a wound, features the names of all the victims of the Vietnam war.

Thank kendallj817
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful way to memorialize all of the brave men and women who served our country and lost their lives, in a thankless war. I was overwhelmed by the size of this memorial and the realization so many died, for my freedoms. Thank you...More

Thank NutsyGirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

This memorial is a 3 in 1 I believe. There is firstly the wall, that lists all the casualties. Those whose bodies were recovered and those whose haven’t. Clearly noted alongside each name is a diamond or a cross.( i.e. bodies recovered and bodies missing)....More

Thank Les R
Reviewed 1 week ago

so many names of people that have passed away! opens your eyes when you have no idea of the reality.

Thank BellaHughes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The length and height of this wall inscribed with so many homes really makes you think. A beautiful memorial for those lost to an ugly war.

Thank Dee B
Reviewed 1 week ago

No matter how many times I see this memorial, I am moved to tears. The simplicity of the structure allows the meaning of it to become the focus. The endless wall of names is sobering. There are always people present who are mourning the loss...More

Thank jameskul
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a special place, a must see in DC. It works on several levels: it is a work of architecture and art by Maya Lin, brilliantly contrasting to the white marble icons surrounding it; it is a place of remembrance for those that died...More

Thank seanworc
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28 May 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
9 August 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
4 June 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