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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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Poignant reminder of their sacrifices

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is an exquisite tribute to the service members who gave their life during the war. Black and jagged, it creates a visceral sense of loss. It's... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is an exquisite tribute to the service members who gave their life during the war. Black and jagged, it creates a visceral sense of loss. It's difficult to walk past, reading the names of the fallen, and seeing the tributes family and friends have left. I personally find it much more emotional than walking through Arlington.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's something you have to see when you are here in DC. It's elegantly done, and tells the story of the lives that were lost during a troublesome war.

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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

So simple and yet so overwhelming to see fallen soldiers listed name after name as you walk through. Very sobering.

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Armonk, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is like a long tombstone for all those lost in that war. I had an emotional reaction, stronger than looking at a statue of heroic soldiers. It is a tombstone. Fitting.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a very aww inspiring wall. So many names on this wall. Very touching. Makes you appreciate where we are today, and where we came from.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A few feet away from the Lincoln memorial the Vietnam veterans memorial sits off to the side of the Mall. Tastefully designed and easy to access it's worth visiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been here many times, but wanted to share the experience with my 18 year old son whom was making his first trek into D.C. We caped off a wonderful afternoon of sightseeing by finishing up here at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial right before dusk. Not a lot of folks there at the time so we were able to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was such a reverent and tranquil place. It was a fitting tribute to my military brothers and sisters. Although I don't have anyone in particular to recognize, I loved watching the many families as they found their loved ones' names on the walls. A simple monument that will always bring a quiet joy to those who were left behind.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Whether you are a Vietnam vet or not, you must see the wall. There is a lot of people there. I found the best time was around 8-9am in the morning for less people.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Be prepared to take your time and truly soak in the emotions here. Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!! I recommend seeing it. From what i saw.

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