Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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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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  • Jessica K
    Tarpon Springs, Florida455 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vietnam Memorial
    This memorial is easy to access and close to the Lincoln Memorial. The wall of names as well as the individual statues nearby are really a sad reminder of that dreadful war. There are bathrooms and drinking fountains nearby. There is a ledger for anyone who is looking for a particular name, and the wall of names is from earliest to last. Very powerful memorial.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 25, 2023
  • Amanda&Chris
    Petersfield, United Kingdom128 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't Miss It
    Having bought a painting of the memorial when I was in New York in the 90's, I knew this would be a 'go to' if I ever got to DC. And it didn't disappoint. Beautifully done, thought provoking, poignant, a wonderful way to remember those who gave so much. Would recommend visiting during the day and night if you have the time
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 31, 2023
  • Wayne
    Tokoroa, New Zealand312 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very nice memorial despite the sadness
    The memorial is a well thought out tribute. Sad to see over 58,000 names had to go on this. Plenty of walking space here. Nice to see people have put flowers and photos here upon their visits
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 12, 2023
  • montanapescado
    Albuquerque, New Mexico1,364 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant in its simplicity
    When I first heard what design had been selected for this memorial, I thought it grossly inartistic and unworthy of what was to be memorialized. When I saw it in person , I realized how wrong I was. This is utterly compelling and a must stop for DC visitors.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 1, 2024
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montanapescado
Albuquerque, NM1,364 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
When I first heard what design had been selected for this memorial, I thought it grossly inartistic and unworthy of what was to be memorialized. When I saw it in person , I realized how wrong I was. This is utterly compelling and a must stop for DC visitors.
Written March 1, 2024
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nanaLowe
Coppell, TX40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Wonderful..I have a family member who is a Vietnamese vet. The wall is awesome and reverent. He was able to find the names of a couple of buddies and broke down in tears.
Written January 27, 2024
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Wayne
Tokoroa, New Zealand312 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
The memorial is a well thought out tribute. Sad to see over 58,000 names had to go on this. Plenty of walking space here. Nice to see people have put flowers and photos here upon their visits
Written November 12, 2023
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LisaMNUSA
Saint Paul, MN981 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
A very moving tribute to the fallen soldiers. It is just next to Lincoln memorial. I was sad to see so many lost lives during the war.
Written October 27, 2023
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MrMrsHappyR
Liverpool, UK1,426 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Very moving tribute to those lost during The Vietnam War. Features three names of all those lost over a large series of walls while serving during the war. Sad that the list is so long
Written September 10, 2023
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand4,059 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
For me, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is the most poignant of all the monuments and memorials in Washington. The black granite wall, with names of the fallen, is a spot that is always moving to me.
Written August 30, 2023
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David H
Bury, UK1,634 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
It is seemingly just a wall of names, but those thousands of names tell their own story of this event which happened, for many of us, in our own lifetime.
Written August 17, 2023
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anderson213
Hannibal, MO798 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
The Vietnam War Memorial is a simple, but powerful way to remember all the soldiers who never returned during the war. I
Written August 12, 2023
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Amanda&Chris
Petersfield, UK128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Having bought a painting of the memorial when I was in New York in the 90's, I knew this would be a 'go to' if I ever got to DC. And it didn't disappoint. Beautifully done, thought provoking, poignant, a wonderful way to remember those who gave so much. Would recommend visiting during the day and night if you have the time
Written July 31, 2023
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phvi2617
Anaheim, CA580 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
This a simple and somber memorial, unlike any other on the National Mall. The focal point is not a grand monument, but the names of the more than 58,000 fallen soldiers themselves. It has a lot of interesting symbolism and history, and is a very fitting place to honor the memory of those who served.
Written July 12, 2023
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