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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242
National Mall
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Even after visiting the memorial several times before, the magnitude of the memorial stops you while walking alongside of it. The walls of names truly reflect the toll of the wall.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Such a great memorial to our soldiers. Go and see this and say a little prayer for all the families that lost someone.

Thank cassie912
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing because I lost a good friend from Vietnam and I went to see his name on the wall. It was a mind blowing setback that it really happened. Eyes wide opened and a life wasted to early at the age of sweet 19. You...More

Thank Joyce B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is basically a very large wall with the names of every US military person to serve in Vietnam on it. There are special stars to indicate those who are deceased and those MIA

Thank vincem50
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

When we went there were notes and cards left by the deceased's family members - a sobering reminder that the names etched on the wall were actual people loved by their families, and they're still missed today.

Thank deedolo
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the earliest memorial on the Capitol Mall to diverge from the marble-and-columns model of a memorial; some of the more recent memorials have regressed and some have innovated. Architecture student Maya Lin won a national design competition, bringing a fresh set of ideas...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This place made your heart break when you see the families sharing time with their love ones. Important place to go for the younger generations

Thank TripleC_6
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This to me was the most powerful of all of the memorials. To see each name written gave a visual depiction of the number of lives that were lost.

Thank Celleb
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It I difficult to get the full impression of the Wall at night. But the memorial is still overwhelming. The names of so many Americans in stone make you pause and reflect. If you see it at night make sure to see it in the...More

Thank Bodeyzafa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This memorial, which is essentially a giant wall with a list of the soldiers that gave the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam is impressive, but upon reflection somewhat depressing.

Thank Frank C
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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
4 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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