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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%
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5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242
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+1 202-426-6841
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Actually, you needn't guess how many are listed. It is 58,318 as of the most recent additions in May of 2017 A Means to Heal ameanstoheal.org

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 3 days ago

A huge wall close to the Lincoln memorial and the reflective pool. Listing the names of all those who lost their lives in the service of their country. Very poignant when you see how long the wall is. One can only guess at the total...More

Thank Bucketgob
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very emotional. The amount of men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom is just overwhelming. Prayers to the family's and friends of these lost lives...

Thank lhefling
Reviewed 3 days ago

To see all the names is heartbreaking but so worth it especially if you grew up during this war. It is a must see if for nothing else to recognize all those that died for this country.

Thank B7889VBalanh
Reviewed 4 days ago

To see and to touch this Memorial is to experience a flood of emotions. Sadness and a deep sense of loss are stirred up. The simple yet compelling architecture is a remarkable tribute to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam.

Thank Adam R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A truly humbling and emotional monument . Name after name , life after life ... sons , fathers , husbands, brothers etc ... take a moment to give thanks for the sacrifices made by those who bravely went into harms way .

Thank Glorioso22
Reviewed 4 days ago

We saw this at night and it was really neat. The lights are incredible. I would have liked to have gone back during the day too, but it is really neat to see it all lit up at night. What a sacrifice these men made...More

Thank Blaine2424
Reviewed 4 days ago

This memorial is relatively simple, not as awe-inspiring as some of the other grander structures. But as you walk along and look at the names, it has an undeniable impact on you. Worth it to see and pay your respects

Thank LAT681
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Vietnam Memorial is moving but it made me very sad. Its positioning, set low in the ground and almost invisible from the road, is unhappily indicative of the way the people who served there were treated on their return. While other memorials are stately...More

Thank Tracy H
Reviewed 6 days ago

This wedge shaped memorial cut into the ground reminds us of those who lost their lives in the Vietnam war. It's simple elegance encourages contemplation.

Thank GoAlong2
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28 May 2017|
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Response from Jenifer A | Reviewed this property |
Off the top of my head, the Smithsonian stop puts you out right in the middle of the national mall, so you'd still have a bit of a walk. Not too far though.
Nancy D
9 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
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