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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  • Leslie A
    Washington DC, District of Columbia3 contributions
    A must visit
    This is the most sobering monument in DC. When you enter the wall's path you will be immersed in a low volume atmosphere. You might then see the curious, or the related. Maybe a tear, or someone weeping. It is still an occasion that resonates. And the simplicity of the site, a wall with names, was a master stroke of tribute.
    Visited October 2022
    Written March 4, 2023
  • April C
    Johnson City, Tennessee566 contributions
    Great memorial
    There isn't much to say or see here especially if you don't have anyone on the wall. However, it was nice just to walk along and see the things left behind for these heros. It was nice just to pay respects. If you do have someone on the wall you can pick up a piece of paper for an etching of their name.
    Visited June 2022
    Traveled with family
    Written April 3, 2023
  • the_tool_man
    Spartanburg, South Carolina96 contributions
    A Solemn and Impactful Memorial
    Regardless of your opinion of the Vietnam War, or War in general, you cannot fail to recognize the enormous sacrifice of over 58,000 men and women who died in the war. The sheer magnitude of their numbers really sinks in when you see each and every name carved into the black stones. This is a must-see.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 20, 2023
  • Sarah C
    Ashtead, United Kingdom1,245 contributions
    Moving and emotional, a must-see
    This was an extremely moving memorial, so meticulously created and respectfully kept. We spent longer than anticipated here and could not help feeling emotionally drained afterwards. A must-see to appreciate what effect the War had on the US
    Visited September 2022
    Written June 6, 2023
  • Jessica K
    Tarpon Springs, Florida278 contributions
    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 Kingdom95 contributions
    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 Zealand103 contributions
    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
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nanaLowe
Coppell, TX42 contributions
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 Zealand103 contributions
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, MN990 contributions
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, UK1,168 contributions
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, Thailand3,814 contributions
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, UK1,651 contributions
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, MO816 contributions
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, UK95 contributions
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, CA553 contributions
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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ROBERT T
Villa Ridge, MO28 contributions
Jun 2023
Me being a Marine that spent two tours 64-68 wounded Purple Heart was a moving moment for me. Got to look in the directory for fallen brothers and touch their names. Chills....
SEMPER FI
Written June 29, 2023
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