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New York City Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza

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Address: 55 Water St, New York City, NY 10041-0004
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+1 212-471-9496

The Plaza is New York City’s official Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The...

The Plaza is New York City’s official Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The Memorial and the surrounding plaza provides and maintains a valuable and overdue tribute to the men and women who served in the Vietnam War.Visitors can view letters, news clippings, photos, honor plaques and diaries of those who fought in Vietnam as well as spend time near the Reflecting Fountain or stroll along the Walk of Honor.

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Nice place for reflection

This is a nice open area with a fountain and plenty of seating. Get away from the busy city and have a seat to reflect.

Reviewed 23 September 2015
Minneapolis, MN
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

It's not a memorial that blows you away but it is very touching as any memorial should be. I visited late morning on a Saturday and was surprised that literally no-one else was there. It seems a little tucked away and neglected but it is worth viewing out of respect for the people named there at least. Probably not worth... More 

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Forest Hills, New York
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Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

Loved reading the letters on glass. Spend time and read them all. Some will make you laugh, others will make you think.

Thank Alissa D
Minneapolis, MN
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Reviewed 23 September 2015

This is a nice open area with a fountain and plenty of seating. Get away from the busy city and have a seat to reflect.

Thank lucycan
new york city
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Reviewed 12 July 2015

Very touching. This site commemorates the 1741 New Yorkers killed over there plus 7(?) Meal of Honor recipients-including Medics and Chaplains.

Thank hawkshaw
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

This wonderful memorial must have been stunning in its time. Two glass walls stand covered with examples of letters written home to loved ones by soldiers, to families by officers, commending heroism or mourning loss, from mothers to sons, husbands to wives, fathers to daughters.... so moving, so sad. There are fountains, gardens and seating areas, all which could and... More 

Thank Nicky C
Belleville, Illinois
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Reviewed 21 April 2015

I think it's great when a city has a memorial to the Vietnam Era. There was not much to this memorial but at least the City had one. The quotes from soldiers were interesting & emotional.

Thank Suzann47
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 18 April 2015 via mobile

Although I took friends here during the day, this looks more beautiful at night. This is a very simple but emotional tribute to those who lost their lives in Vietnam. The quotes from the soldiers were taken from the book Dear America - Letters Home From Vietnam. Bring some tissues.

Thank Luvs2TravelAnywhere
Greeley, Colorado
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Reviewed 30 March 2015

We stopped by on a bitter cold March morning. This plaza honors those NYC residents who were killed in Vietnam. The most poignant were segments of the letters written home by the soldiers that are etched into the wall. There is also a very nice view across the river. This must be very beautiful when the trees are leafed out... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 February 2015

We visited in daytime but I understand this site is stunning when illuminated at night. Those who died in Vietnam are my generation and although the UK didn't get involved I always try to pay respect to them during visits to the USA. This is an intensely emotional memorial and I challenge anyone to read the letters without being moved.... More 

Thank John E
Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 30 September 2014

list of militants those who were lost their life.. this is a honoring spot.. but people how respects it.. they are using this for taking food..? good designed.. photos of young warriors... big wall ..

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