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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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+1 202-426-6841
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

For 20 years after it was built I couldn't go. Then I went. I cried just getting close and cried as I walked through. I am now solemn, but I have tears in my eyes while writing this. Walk and look at the names. Look...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 1 November 2016

a respectful place , of one fo the last wars, painful to feel all this people recordation place, part of the sacred places taht cover the national mall

Thank Regis C
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

must see.. take a free tour by foot and get to hear fantastic info too! Very historic stop...also consider circulator bus to get around the mall.

Thank cindyrella25
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This superb subtle yet poignant memorial is close to the Lincoln memorial and worth wandering down to pay your respects. Lovely.

Thank VinceDarwin
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Superb location and done in a very respectful minimalist way. Everyone keeps a respectful silence. Not as impressive as The menin gate or thiepval in Belgium.

Thank keithcairns
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We can't explain how moving this memorial is as we walked along it. Watching EX serviceman looking for their EX serviceman mates who didn't return was pretty emotional, for them and us. So many people looking for loved ones and family, it's a must do....More

Thank Dianne S
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Give yourself plenty of time to see this memorial as it will be crowded no matter what time you visit at.

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We visited the wall to find my wife's second cousin. To find his place on the wall I looked his name up on an internet site for the wall and it gave the column and line. We did find it. Many people visit the wall...More

1  Thank jsMT1994
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is one of those times in life where you have to just take a moment and wrap your mind around what you're seeing. The size of this memorial alone is amazing. Certainly take the time to just walk through and see this on your...More

1  Thank CHATTFY
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Simple memorial for a conflict full of controversy. Did the dc by foot tour so learnt about the design and history of this memorial. If your doing the mall it's a must see. Nice to see th veterans from this and other conflicts being taken...More

1  Thank Doug2371
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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