THANK YOU everyone for your very helpful advice.My son gave his dad a certificate he printed on the computer stating that he is taking him to see the VIETNAM WALL in may. My husband cried. He has wanted to go for so long. He spent 13 mons in the jungles of Vietnam in 1970. He lost several friends there and wants to find thier names on the wall. They have decided they want to go memorial weekend instead of early may. Is it best for them to arrive friday and leave tuesday morning. they want to spend Memorial day there, But they really wanted to spend only 3 nights. i am afraid that if they dont arrive until saturday and leave Tuesday morning, that many things will be closed on the weekend. Does anyone know if this will be the case? Also, will the memorial ceremonies. Will they be performed on Monday as it is the observed Memorial day. Or will they perform ceremonies on other days?
They are particularly interested in anything involving the Vietnam Wall.
I assume it will be much more crowded going Memorial weekend than if they were to go in early may. And words of advice are so appreciated. My husband is so excited. My next step besides trying to set this trip up for them is to put together an itinerary day by day. As they are used to be being on trips with them and planning each day.
Also m husband wants to find patches that represent his unit to put on his jacket. To wear to the wall. He is so emotional about this trip. My son couldnt have given his father a better gift.
Thank you all so much and please send any tips you can. I read them all.
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