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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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A must see.. A generation of our men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice because their country called for it.. Yet only to return to a country of ungrateful people who... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 April 2016
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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

A must see.. A generation of our men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice because their country called for it.. Yet only to return to a country of ungrateful people who blamed them for doing there job. My father served proudly during this conflict and was lucky to survive to have a family..54000+ didn't. Wether your young or old..stop... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

If you get out early enough in DC you can hit many of the key sites before the big crowds show up and then hit some of the indoor places. This is one of the must see especially if you grew up during the Vietnam War. A very moving tribute to those who gave their lives in this war. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

There were many veterans from the Vietnam war when we were there, one lady celebrated her 97th birthday on the day of our visit. She, like so many others there, was very emotional. There is a strange feeling of sadness and strong emotion at this memorial.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

One of the few memorials on the mall that is better viewed during the day. It's still an incredibly powerful experience--but not good for photography.

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Westford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

We saw this monument on our trip to DC. It is enough to quiet the spirit and reflect sadly on the lives lost. They went because they were told to...I found my uncle's name, he had been there a month and died at the age of 21 in Cambodia. This is a beautiful tribute and a must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

A must see. Very moving. We rented bikes and did the whole area very easily. I highly recommend it if it's hot out, natural breeze. It's beautiful at night with the inset lighting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

Considering so many lives were lost in a war that very few supported the cross showed that public opinion has changed. 58000 names killed or missing in action over 16 yrs. What I didn't expect were people touting for charity at all the entrances. Not very respectful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

Walking through this area is always honorable for me. I totally respect and appreciate those that served. Thank you. It is something I don't take for granted and cherish every moment of freedom that I have.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

Subtle and moving built into the ground. People automatically become very very quiet when viewing this it exerts a strong influence. Soft lighting at night when are no queues

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

For those of born in the 40's, this is a moving reminder of the discord and loss of life occurring during Vietnam war.

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