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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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I learned that the design of this was to represent a "open wound", I also believe the inspiration for the design came from a very, very young person.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 April 2016
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Owatonna, Minnesota
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Owatonna, Minnesota
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249 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

I learned that the design of this was to represent a "open wound", I also believe the inspiration for the design came from a very, very young person.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

Thought that this memorial was tasteful. Two long polished slabs showing names of people who died. Many notes & flowers left presumably by family members which was quite moving.

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florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

Anyone who has lost someone from this war, will find it touches your heart -Simple and beautiful. Nothing else needs to be said.

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Winter Park, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Very peaceful and a place to remember our lost service men and women. One level no stairs, walkway to wall and grassy areas for picnics all around.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Very modern sleek and understated. It is a somber place and a fitting tribute to those service men and women.

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Mount Vernon, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

Looking at all of the names of those who lost there lives fighting to keep another country safe makes you realize again how blessed we are to live in America. It is especially touching to see this at night. We did the Washington at night tour and the monuments/memorials take on a new look and feel at night.

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

As you walk along the wall and see the tens of thousands of names of young Americans who have died in this senseless conflict, you will wonder about the leadership of our country. It is hard to understand the reasoning we sacrificed so many of our young and bright people.

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

A must see.. A generation of our men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice because their country called for it.. Yet only to return to a country of ungrateful people who blamed them for doing there job. My father served proudly during this conflict and was lucky to survive to have a family..54000+ didn't. Wether your young or old..stop... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

If you get out early enough in DC you can hit many of the key sites before the big crowds show up and then hit some of the indoor places. This is one of the must see especially if you grew up during the Vietnam War. A very moving tribute to those who gave their lives in this war. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

There were many veterans from the Vietnam war when we were there, one lady celebrated her 97th birthday on the day of our visit. She, like so many others there, was very emotional. There is a strange feeling of sadness and strong emotion at this memorial.

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