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Vietnam Veterans Memorial

5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242
+1 202-426-6841
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242
National Mall
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+1 202-426-6841
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Reviewed today via mobile

The park service lady at the wall on Sunday morning May 20 was absolutely wonderful. Knowledgeable and compassionate, she was a godsend.

Thank Dinah M
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Reviewed today

Lost my first husband in this war. This was my second time in Washington DC, and it still brings me to tears to see the names of all our men and women who lost their lives. This was my current husband's first visit. As a...More

Thank sfsillitti
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband was finally able to see his brother’s name on the wall. What an awesome experience this was for him. I understand the draw of this sacred place, but I wish people would inform their children that this is a sacred place & they...More

Thank Boyzmema
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Reviewed yesterday

I visited the wall with another viet nam era vet and we found the names of his cousin and a kid who lived across the street from me. Both died the same day. The wall is simple ,elegant and very impactful.

Thank Jimmie B
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Reviewed yesterday

You don't want to miss this Memorial! Very well done and touching tribute! Please read the meaning behind how this was done, its very touching and that info isn't posted anywhere that I'm aware of. There are books at this site showing where to look...More

Thank Laura P
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This memorial is very simple in its design no bells and whistles or typical USA flash it’s a simple black wall in chevron design below ground with all the names of those you gave there lives You will see any ex servicemen who are lost...More

Thank Conor01
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Saw this last the year it opened. Today was just as poignant, maybe more so with the momentos left by loved ones. Understated black "gash" in the landscape is a near-perfect analogy.

Thank Jb0y
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I brought my dad here who was there in 1969. To see all those thousands of names knowing what they represent is something that cannot be described. The layout is easy to follow once you understand it. I helped him locate names in a matter...More

Thank Chad C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited the memorial several years ago during the day and it was very striking and touching. This time a visit at night did not create the same impact. Still a very somber and powerful memorial.

Thank Americantravel17
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Walking this wall and even just glancing at all the names creates a realization of all who gave their lives for Vietnam. Very sad.

Thank Sue V
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badbob133
29 May 2017|
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Response from Peter H | Reviewed this property |
I think the Vietnam memorial is between the Foggy Bottom (GWU) and Smithsonian metro stops.
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Nancy D
10 August 2015|
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Response from Andrea O | Reviewed this property |
I think your vet friend needs to fill out an application at the honor flight website. I believe the guardians/escorts are volunteers or staff members of honor flight and anyone accompanying the veteran would have to pay for... More
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Laura W
5 June 2015|
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Response from Paul C | Reviewed this property |
There are lots of local hotels, no doubt, very expensive as you can imagine, being the capital. Most, if not all people usually drive in, park up and walk. But if your not to worried about cost, look in this app, it will... More
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