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Emotionally stirring memorial pays tribute to the men and women who served in one of America's most controversial wars.
5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242
National Mall
+1 202-426-6841
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The Vietnam Veterans memorial is a staple for downtown DC. One of the most iconic scenes in my opinion would be in We Were Soldiers when Colonel Hal visits the wall where his men died. I"ve never served so I can't relate to any of...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The monument continues to be powerful no matter how many times I come . There are always veterans to thank and momentous to look at . You can take paper and trace sections that are meaningful to you .

Thank laj2e7
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The interesting thing is the design of the memorial. The heart wrenching is the number of names on the wall. Definitely worth a visit... don't forget to view the nurses statue and the Vietnam statue before and after the memorial itself, they are only a...More

Thank Susan P
Reviewed yesterday

A place of healing and remembrance. Rangers and other volunteers are available to help you find names or make a rubbing.

Thank RetiredCharles
Reviewed yesterday

We took our teens to see this memorial. It was at dusk. It was nice to see the respect people had for this memorial...unlike the others. My kids were moved and had a lot of questions. This is a must see!

Thank dolphinchicks
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is an awesome experience. Everyone I talked to gets tears in their eyes looking at this. We saw groups of vets who go together to lay wreaths and its amazing watching people find names and then say prayers. This is a moving and memorable...More

Thank Michelleknowstravel
Reviewed yesterday

This granite listing of the soldiers who were killed in Vietnam stands as a reminder of what they went through in Vietnam and the lack of support they got from many Americans during their time there and upon their return. These are the forgotten soldiers...More

Thank Cynthia G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I may not know any of the names inscribed on the wall but the sheer volume of lives lost to the war is overwhelming. For those that served and did not come home, thank you. To those that served and came home to a bitter...More

Thank Krista H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went with family visiting from out of town. I was really surprised by my emotional reaction to what would seem to be a very simple display. but you start at one narrow end. See the names of the soldiers who lost their lives. Then look...More

Thank Jan W
Reviewed yesterday

Went to see the Memorial with my cousin who is active duty, and the entire crowd was silent, not wanting to disrupt the serene, moving beauty.

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23 September 2018|
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Response from Steven H | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We saw dogs all around in the open areas of the mall.
31 May 2018|
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Response from Dani H | Reviewed this property |
If you are just looking at this one memorial it will not take more than 20-30 minutes. However the memorials are all very close and in walking distance.
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.