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Vietnam Women's Memorial

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Address: 5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20007
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Memorial to the women who served during the Vietnam War.

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This monument poignantly portrays the sacrifice of the Vietnam conflict. The items left below the granite panels add meaning to the inscribed names. Do not miss the Goodacre... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 December 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

This monument poignantly portrays the sacrifice of the Vietnam conflict. The items left below the granite panels add meaning to the inscribed names. Do not miss the Goodacre statue of nurses and servicemen near center of monument.

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Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

From the bronze statue of young GI's, to the beautiful black marble walls inscribed with names of war dead, this is a sobering memorial. Volunteers, frequently present, can help you locate the names of the fallen who are found on the year corresponding to the year of their death. Directories are located at the edge of the monument, if volunteers... More 

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Virginia Beach, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

While women served as more than just nurses in Vietnam and have served after Vietnam in many wars and capacities, I'm glad they made this memorial to the many women who served both in Vietnam and back home during the war. Many people fail to realize women even served, so it invokes a good lesson of history to many.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

The sheer thought of all those soldiers dying for a war that was not won is so sad. I have witnessed family members coming and scratching the name over a piece of paper almost like they get a piece of their loved one back

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Ardmore, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

The expressions on the women's faces tell the whole story. The agony, desperation and fear on faces make one feel the action of those moments. One will commend the sculpture's talent in capturing the torment and horror of war.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Only 8 women died in the Vietnam conflict. All nurses. It is satisfying to learn of their sacrifice through this memorial. Surrounded by 8 trees, the figures tend to a wounded soldier and appear to cry to the heavens. Many flowers and offerings from passersby surround the statues. It's proximity to the Vietnam war memorial and mirrored placement against the... More 

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Malvern, Pa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

What a remarkably amazing memorial to honor our fallen brave soldiers. For us this was a must see and well worth the trip. This is a truly humbling experience and makes you remember to thank a veteran for our freedom and for their service and sacrifice.

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Siesta Key, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We experienced this memorial as part of a walking tour we thoroughly enjoyed with Tim Stewart, our tour guide.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

I was so glad the women received a memorial for their service in Vietnam. Nurses volunteered and went through some terrible experiences. Have read several books on the experiences of the nurses and they deserve recognition. I just cried reading some of their stories in the books. The Vietnam memorial would have been incomplete without the acknowledgement of the women... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Of the Vietnam Veteran wall. Beautiful sculpture recognizing the importance of the women in the war. Easy walk from the wall.

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