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Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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Address: 5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242
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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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Iconic must see

Absolutely worth a stop if you are in the area. Lots of other sights and landmarks close by so easy to see a lot at once.

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Acworth, Georgia, United States
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Tahoe City, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Compared to the momentous expereinces of other memorials, the Vietnam memorial was underwhelming. The design did not feel significant. We looked up names of those we knew and found them on the wall. It is close proximity to other memorials so is an easy add on but not high on the list of must-sees.

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Acworth, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Absolutely worth a stop if you are in the area. Lots of other sights and landmarks close by so easy to see a lot at once.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a memorial for the soldiers who sacrificed their lives in Vietnam war. Large black shiny walls on which all names of passed away soldiers during that war was graved. You will also find next to the walls a sculpture of three soldiers which our tour guide said it symbolizes white, Afro American and Latino soldiers.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have visited both day and night. I highly suggest you go during the day, since you don't get the full impact at night like you do with other memorials that are more lit up. It is a somber place, knowing all the names, fathers, sons, mother and brothers, all gone... but never forgotten.

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very personal monument. The names, even if noone you know is listed, gives a very poignant remind that those lost in this war were people, not just numbers.

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Dupont, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very somber seeing the over 58,000 names on this wall. Some have items left for them by loved ones who have never forgot them. The part that got me was the homeless Vietnam Vet there almost standing guard over his brothers. He was quick to show his army ID and provide detailed information about the wall and his brothers and... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very moving monument that you almost stumble upon as you walk towards the Lincoln Memorial.

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Gainesville, FL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a quick walk-through, easy to see. Best to visit in the daytime because it's not well lit at night. Basically names on reflective sections of black granite. A quiet-style memorial.

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Walworth, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited here on a night bus tour of DC. The rest of the group visited the Korean War Memorial. This is not so easy to visit at night. But floor lit and still vey moving. If you want to find a particular name use the internet to look it up, as they are not in alphabetical order.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited this memorial on Veterans Day weekend, and it was really quite a sight with all the flowers, wreaths, and photos of loved ones. Definitely puts it into perspective. I recommend this as a stop when visiting the D.C. Area.

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