Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington DC

Vietnam Veterans Memorial
4.5
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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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SeniorTravelerTF
Fort Atkinson862 contributions
Take the time to think.
Oct 2021
Like the Lincoln Memorial, the power of this memorial is not solely, or even principally, in its design. This is a memorial that is best sampled slowly, bringing back the memories of that war and those times. The names forbid us to make it an abstract construct. Maybe its value is in the questions it forces us to ask rather than the answers it provides.
Written 18 October 2021
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Andrew T
108 contributions
Vietnam Memorial
Sep 2021 • Solo
This one was really disappointing. Not because it was lame but because it didn’t get the same treatment as the others. That was unfortunate even if it was an unpopular war.
Written 3 October 2021
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bradziker1
Lake Mary, FL1,328 contributions
words cannot describe the atmosphere
Sep 2021
This was just so awe inspiring. There were lots of veterans and I stood by as one vet was describing to another about one of their buddies listed on the wall - and it was just so sad. Its hard to believe that so many of these men are getting on and soon will be like WWII memorials with no one alive who can tell the stories. It is nice that there are books at each entrance where you can look up names and find where they are located. One of the best things to visit in DC.
Written 3 October 2021
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Gayle E
Orlando, FL1,185 contributions
Moving
Sep 2021 • Couples
This black monument is impressive. It is built below ground and is a reminder of the horrors of war. You can look up your person and find where their name is written and the stones are numbered in the corners. Sacred ground.
Written 29 September 2021
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Pixelpanderer
Napa, CA874 contributions
Emotional
Sep 2021 • Business
This place just gives me the chills and makes me angry about the stupidity of our government. Every time I go there I see someone honoring the dead of a fallen buddy.
Written 23 September 2021
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latosha e
Hartford, CT127 contributions
cool
May 2021
great, ive been to DC multiple times but I always check this area out. Why not? You are so close. I really like DC
Written 19 September 2021
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TRivers142
Boston, Massachusetts203 contributions
Heroes - All
Sep 2021
A beautiful memorial honoring an important part of nation's history. Open to all and easy to get to.
Written 7 September 2021
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Bill
8 contributions
Vietnam
Aug 2021
It was quite moving to see such a long list of names of those who gave their lives in Vietnam. They also have a guide to look up names of your own loved ones.
Written 28 August 2021
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Greg E W
Virginia Beach, VA12 contributions
Definitely a Daytime visit.
Aug 2021
Too dark and not as impressive as it is in the light of day. Especially if looking for a particular name.
Written 17 August 2021
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SER
Austin, TX15 contributions
Thank you for your sacrifice
Aug 2021
As a veteran, it is just a reminder that we do as we are ordered with no questions for our country. Great way to pay our respects for our fellow Americans that sacrificed more than we can ever give.
Written 17 August 2021
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