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Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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Address: 5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242
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Emotionally stirring memorial pays tribute to the men and women who served...

Emotionally stirring memorial pays tribute to the men and women who served in one of America's most controversial wars.

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The Impact of War Simply Visualized

This clever, abstract, non-traditional memorial to those who gave their lives during the Viet Nam was was initially scoffed at and derided when the design was revealed by the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This clever, abstract, non-traditional memorial to those who gave their lives during the Viet Nam was was initially scoffed at and derided when the design was revealed by the artist Maya Lin. But the simple, eloquent design listing in chronological order the names of more than 58,000 Americans who gave their lives in service to their country quickly became a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was one of the most moving of memorials I visited. With veterans there who served in Vietnam but having a friend's name on the wall made it an emotional visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great spot near The Lincoln Memoial and Korean. Great place for the kids to stretch and run about. The wall is beautiful.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Book to find people should be in a better location. Otherwise near impossible to find a name. Very somber place. 3 man statue is beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

...for my generation. I've visited the Memorial several times and it's always an emotional experience. I'm particularly moved by the mementos that are left there: flowers, letters, photos.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This monument says it all about the pain of war. Humanity need to step back from hatred and start counting its dead this way.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An amazing site adjacent to the Lincoln Memorial. Finding a family member on the wall is almost too much. But for those who want to get an appreciation of the magnitude of the American losses, there is no better way way Than to walk along the names of the deceased. A stirring monument like not other.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Short walk, staff was awesome seemed to enjoy what they do. Gets crowed with tour groups and people walking bikes through.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Every time I visit Washington DC I visit this memorial. It is beautiful in it's design and also very important to me. My father was drafted to Vietnam at age 19, along with his best friend who was 18. My Dad's best friend never came home. As a child and teenager I have visited with my father, the way the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been there a few times now but keep going back. Seeing the names of all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice continues to be an emotionally moving experience (for me at least).

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