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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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5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242
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+1 202-426-6841
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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

...and thought-provoking. A stunning memorial which really makes you think. Tasteful and sombre, this is a must to see. Small but serious and beautiful.

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 5 November 2016

As you approach the memorial it looks to be a long black stone, which it is. You don't get a full sense of what it represents until you walk along it and become overwhelmed by the number of names written in the stone and recall...More

Thank waterandmore
Reviewed 4 November 2016

This is part of our American history and every American should stop. My family was lucky and my great uncles made it home safely. This is a place a remembrance and respect. Honor the ones we have lost and stop by to pay your respects.

Thank Tanya T
Reviewed 4 November 2016

The number of veterans listed on this memorial is overwhelming. Even my young children understood the solemnity of experiencing the walk along the wall. Its design is simple and effective.

Thank oceantraveler95
Reviewed 4 November 2016

It is a beautiful memorial to a sad time in our history. It tells a story of those who whether they believed in a cause or not they still did their best as Americans to do what their government asked of them.

Thank Jackie R
Reviewed 4 November 2016

a reminder of the men and women, boys and girls, who fight for us, even when the war is wrong. As it was in Viet Nam. Yes, it hurts the heart, as it should.

Thank simmonsparis
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

This memorial is cool and is very close to other memorials. If you don't have a lot of time this might be one along with the others for the next trip here. But it doesn't take too long if you just want to walk through...More

Thank ddog2016
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This place actually brought tears to my eyes. I had several friends who died in Viet Nam and some who died from agent orange later on..... very moving and emotional because I actually lived through this!!!!!

Thank gary c
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Especially by people my age. The age that participated in and knew soldiers lost in that conflict. The number of wasted lives is overwhelming. The average age was 19, before most of these young men and women had had a chance experience life...a beautiful but...More

Thank Annette B
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

A must visit while in DC! In addition to all the other memorials...this is one that leaves a hurt on your heart!

Thank lchelsea
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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