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Vietnam Veterans Memorial

5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242
+1 202-426-6841
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Emotionally stirring memorial pays tribute to the men and women who served in one of America's most controversial wars.
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5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

This was of the most interest to me since I was there. They have 2 ways to find names, by date and alphabetic. On the wall they are by date, didn't know that. Have learned so much all summer that my brain is full! Not...More

Thank evetsc
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This was I think the most peaceful and sad. Just name after name. So many names fought and died for freedom.

Thank 607williamv
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Don't be fooled by the pictures you might see in advance which might lead you to think this is not worth a visit. It's all about the emotional punch that hits you as you survey the names and see the little mementos left behind every...More

Thank ostan
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I visited with a group of medical assistant friends after a conference. One member of the group had a family member in the war. If you see a flag, there might be a card or photo to go along with it. The notes from family...More

Thank Virginia T
Reviewed 25 September 2016

On the walls of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial are the names of servicemen who lost their lives. A short distance away from the wall is the incredibly impressive bronze statue named The Three Servicemen (or The Three Soldiers). Amazing bronze.

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Reviewed 25 September 2016

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is an excellent memorial, dedicated to all those who fought in the war. when you think of all the unnecessary people both soldiers & civilians who died over WHAT, nothing was really gained..so sad.

Thank Sheila G
Reviewed 25 September 2016

I have no personal connection to the Vietnam war and visited her as part of a tour, it is very well done and a nice memorial but compared to the Korean veterans memorial in terms of design and thought provoking it does not quite have...More

Thank lisajlb
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Having visited many war memorials around the world, this one was a must. The impact of that black marble structure on all my fellow pilgrims was tangible. To be in the presence of, now aging veterans proudly wearing their caps was moving. Seeing a man...More

Thank Jugs56
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Make sure that you see this with a guide or having read up on the memorial. It's incredibly moving. Give people their space and enjoy this at your own pace.

Thank Buhrdy
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Again, a trip to Washington DC requires visiting the war memorials. This one is very sobering when you see the name upon name of all the people who gave their lives during this war. I found it very unique that they have someone there with...More

Thank Teresa C
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28 May 2017|
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Response from Jenifer A | Reviewed this property |
Off the top of my head, the Smithsonian stop puts you out right in the middle of the national mall, so you'd still have a bit of a walk. Not too far though.
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9 August 2015|
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Response from Andrea O | Reviewed this property |
I think your vet friend needs to fill out an application at the honor flight website. I believe the guardians/escorts are volunteers or staff members of honor flight and anyone accompanying the veteran would have to pay for... More
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5 June 2015|
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Response from Paul C | Reviewed this property |
There are lots of local hotels, no doubt, very expensive as you can imagine, being the capital. Most, if not all people usually drive in, park up and walk. But if your not to worried about cost, look in this app, it will... More