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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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As loud and obnoxious as people can be, this monument rightfully demands respect and civility. And usually gets it. A walk into the depths of names that represent so many deaths... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 April 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

As loud and obnoxious as people can be, this monument rightfully demands respect and civility. And usually gets it. A walk into the depths of names that represent so many deaths from a senseless war.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

I have visited this memorial three times and it is always perfectly kept. I recommend taking the hop in hop off bus. They have very good explanations and many bus stops in the highlights of Washington, D.C.

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

The Vietnam Memorial is one of the most beautiful yet sad memorials in Washington, DC. You can find the names of all who died while serving their country in Vietnam. There is something that is so mournful about this place and you will walk and descend as you see more and more names on the wall. Very sad.

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South Florida, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Was sobering to see the amount of names swell over the years of the War as evidenced by the wall design of black marble. The sidewalk winds along, and it really does stand in contrast to the other war memorials.

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Suffern, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

No fancy sculpture, but all the names of those who fought and died (I think) etched in stone. The wall rises slightly, but the viewers' walkway descends then ascends. A somewhat famous poster, which I've seen elsewhere shows a Veteran or Civilian touching a name on the wall, and a fallen soldier touching his hand from the other side of... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

This is just such a sobering place to be to see all the names of those lost in the war. It should not be missed.

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Etowah, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

My heart goes to my throat every time I visit the Vietnam Memorial. Seeing the black granite wall engraved with a near endless list of fallen soldiers makes my eyes sting with sadness of lost friends and family.

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Goodview, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

Everyone should see the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and learn more about how this came to happen. Outdoors, so if it's raining you'll get wet.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

This is a must see when you go to the Nations Capitol. I always see family members crying, it staggering how many names are on the wall. It is beautifully and simplistically designed but it has such a large impact on our history. As a baby boomer, I can now see how many men who would be my peers, are... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

All of the names on the wall, the size and simplicity give visitors great perspective on the Anerican cost of the Vietnam War. Then you see the personal momentos that friends and family leave, and it really brings it home. So many names. It's a lovely place for photography...the reflections of people that you get off of the mirrored surface... More 

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