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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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Like a scar in the earth...

This is a very dramatic memorial. Actually reading the names of the deceased makes it very personal.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a very dramatic memorial. Actually reading the names of the deceased makes it very personal.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a must-stop for Washington DC tourists. Realizing the loss of life by viewing the names creates an emotion beyond description. Make sure you make time for the loop that includes Vietnam and the Lincoln and Korean memorials.

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is my generation that appears on the wall and it was a sobering experience for me to see my high school friends as well as my brother's name engraved there. Like the other Memorials on the National Mall it is very well done but it is much more personal since I think it is the only one that lists... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Simple and elegant memorial cut into the earth with gleaming granite and names of the fallen soldiers. A sad and meaningful tribute to their sacrifice.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I just instantly fell the metaphorical purpose of this clear cut through the park. So many names and the polished stone reflects your image as you stand responding to the imposed respectful attitude. A very deep cut.

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Bowie, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very somber place but it's beautiful too. My father, cousins and uncles served in this war, while they all came back, this is a very touching place to be. You can feel the love and the sadness. Wish we would have learned from this war. It's a great monument. def. go check it out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A quiet walk as you look at the thousands of lost lives in defense of a better world. People placing flowers, posing with a "name" of their husband, brother, wife, son, daughter. It causes you to want to reach out and touch the names as well, to pause and think of the person behind the name...to their life not lived... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Almost walked right past this memorial. Small and dug into the ground. An embarrassing monument to the brave men and women who died for our country. It should be much more impressive in size and detail in my opinion. With that said, it does bring life into perspective when you see so many names listed on that wall.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You get what you expect from this one- A very real look at the names of those who fell while serving our country. Stop by to pay respects and then be on your way. For those who served, thank you and for those who lost your lives, you will always be remembered.

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Sheridan, Wyoming
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I grew up during the Vietnam Was era, so always visit this Memorial - so many lives lost. Doesn't appear we've learned much at all since then. Now as the Mother of a Wounded Warrior, I just think we have to figure it out. Obviously, this isn't working. There has to be a better way. Losing and maiming our best,... More 

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