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“A scar on the earth”

Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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Owner description: Emotionally stirring memorial pays tribute to the men and women who served in one of America's most controversial wars.
Reviewed April 4, 2018

This is such an important memorial, but as with the others, you really need a guide (or excellent guide book) to understand its symbolism. Like the war itself, it was designed to be a scar on the earth. If you pay attention, you can see where soldiers designated as MIA have been changed to deceased, from a cross to a diamond. Very moving.

Thank MamaAyinde
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

In its simplicity it expresses what a lot of the other monuments fail to do. Everyone is quiet going thro this one.

Thank 73niniane
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

A moving tribute to the memory of those lost in the Vietnam War. As you walk along, you see the names etched into the wall, it hits you that they were someone’s son, daughter, father, mother and it hits you, especially when you see someone rubbing over a name. A place to be respectful, unfortunately, during our visit, there were a few people who were not acting the way that they should. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank dclmom34
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

We had a brief stop over in Washington DC. My wife wanted to find her cousin that had been killed in Vietnam War. At first we looked for his name, but the Wall entries are not Alphabetical. There are books available under a glass type deal, where you can find the war heroes and where their name is on the wall. We did that and found my wife's cousin. The statue of the 3 US soldiers is well done, and provides a moment of reflection as does the whole wall.

Thank Ron K
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

I have seen the Memorial 4 times now and it’s just as moving as the first time. Be sure to see the Memorial to the nurses.

Thank Melissa H
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