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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
National Mall
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

Sad at the loss of all of these young men and women. Especially the one you knew. Sobering to realize teh cost of war and mistakes

Thank Daryl T
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

If you have a loved one or friend who served in the Vietnam War, you can ask at the information area for help finding the deceased's name on the Wall. It is a very emotional memorial.

Thank LindaSeattle
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Visited this memorial recently when in DC for a convention. Very sobering experience. Two very meaningful statues here - three soldiers and tree nurses. I think this is one Memorial you should not miss when in DC. it's just next to the Korean War memorial.

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Reviewed 25 March 2017

Every single person must go and experience the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. It is comforting,upsetting and beautiful. Be sure to take time...do not rush,sit and think

Thank Diane M
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

We spent quite a bit of time, and found several names of family members and friends that we had lost in this particular war.

Thank jaksm0m
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

This is my favorite memorial because I was a child of the Vietnam War era. I remember the brave vets coming home and being reviled. A memorial to them is a healing opportunity for all of us of that time. It is a long black...More

Thank Dawn M
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

My grandfather and my husband father both in this war. The walk to all memorials can be at night. Rent bikes- the red ones- lots of walking in DC

Thank JenniferLachmund
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Having lived through the Vietnam War mad this memorial even more interesting. It's sad to see how many lives were lost and so little was accomplished.

Thank janetg2000
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Regardless of when you visit... there is an air of reverence. I heard a mom tell her daughter... walk your scooter and don't ride here. This is in honor of people who protect our country. Must see.

Thank karleensheets
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Really surprised me that I was so touched by this. I didn't lose a family member but know people who have. The presentation of the names on the wall and the design of the wall truly honors the fallen.

Thank Dglasr
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badbob133
28 May 2017|
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Response from Peter H | Reviewed this property |
I think the Vietnam memorial is between the Foggy Bottom (GWU) and Smithsonian metro stops.
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Nancy D
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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Laura W
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
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