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Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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Address: 5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242
Phone Number: +1 202-426-6841
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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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One of the most powerful memorials

Controversial when created, this memorial never ceases to touch me. As you walk along the black stone face and your eyes jump from name to name the impact the conflict had on the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 March 2016
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Controversial when created, this memorial never ceases to touch me. As you walk along the black stone face and your eyes jump from name to name the impact the conflict had on the lives of those on the wall and their friends and families hits you.Few memorials allow you to both see the broad impact and the personal scale like... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

The Vietnam Memorial was breathtaking. It was so somber. I turned 18 in the fall of '68 and I just knew I was going to drafted and sent over there, but we had such enlistment rate, I did not even get a letter from the draft board.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

I have been several times and it is just so amazing to see how many lives were taken way to soon. This is a must see for anyone traveling to DC

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

My fiance and I went to see this wall because of my dad. He is not on the list , but to see all those who served is such a humbling experience. My dad fought in Vietnam in 1970 and i will forever treasure those who served for us

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Myself being a Military member, just seeing the wall is a more than humbling feeling. So many names, so many names. The wall inscribe the names of the deceased and those that are missing in action (MIA). I truly appreciate their sacrifices for this country.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

We visited the memorial at night and it was beautiful and haunting. An important reminder for all of us of the significant number of lives lost and families impacted. Make time to see it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

My fiance and I visited a lot of memorials in DC the one day we were there. It's chilling to see the names, and to think that these are the men who gave their lives in an unpopular war, for the Nation. Every American should make a pilgrimage to this and the other war memorials.

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Waynesboro, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

So emotional when visiting this memorial to all those who gave the ultimate price in serving their country. I am a Vietnam veteran who had four of my class mates killed while I was there myself. Just seeing their names etched in the wall knowing they gave it all and their dreams ended there. I get very upset with all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

This was my generations first experience with war. We know people listed. It is a visit I cannot make without tears, but all three parts, the Maya Lin designed wall, the soldier sculpture and the nurse sculpture work together to honor those who served. School children had looked up servicemen and women and written moving letters to be placed at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

The massive size and overwhelming number of brave young men lost in the prime of their lives is such a dark reality in our nation's history. The subtle look of that beautiful simple structure commands your reverence as you imagine the thousands of lives lost and their names are forever remembered on that monument.

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