It is so solemn and breathtaking that you feel ashamed of human nature creating conflicts in the world.
About Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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This is a memorial to the men and women who died in the Vietnam War fighting on behalf of our country. It is brilliant in its conception and implementation. It personalizes the sacrifice and loss in a way that no edifice or statue ever could....More
The names of all the soldiers losing their lives in the war are engraved in the black wall and there are directories that tell you where someones name is.
As someone who never served in the military but was the prime age for the draft during Vietnam (until the lottery took me off the draft list), the "wall" is very moving because the 50,000+ names of these heroes (who today would have been my...More
Near Lincoln Memorial, a solemn and moving Vietnam Veterans Memorial stands. The three soldiers standing shoulder to shoulder covered with sweat and bulging arm veins vividly show what these U.S. soldiers were facing in the jungles of Vietnam. The long black marble walls have inscriptions...More
This is always a stop when we come to Washington. My cousin’s name is on the memorial. It is such a tranquil and solemn place to visit. The Wall honors service members of the U.S. armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War, service members...More
I am always struck by the magnitude of this monument. From afar, it looks totally unassuming but once you are there it is tremendously impactful. So many lost lives... There are still books at the entrances where you can look up names of the fallen....More