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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
National Mall
+1 202-426-6841
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Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

It was definitely an emotional experience bringing my children here - I explained to my children (born in America) that every name on the wall fought for my freedom, my way to America, my life - and theirs.

Thank winnsmash
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Quite a memorial, certainly special for Vietnam Vets (I am not one, but could have been) God Bless those that are! Several of my high school class mates are and are no longer due to death from either the war or the effects the war...More

Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

It was almost too much to bare, so many names....little tributes left by family, friends but most heart warming squad, platoon members. Beautiful and thought provoking. My husband who is ex military explained to our teens the significance of the wall and the dynamics it...More

Thank Gail D
Reviewed 20 July 2016

It is just a very moving and impressive monument. A must see. If you see a veteran, please thank them for their service.

Thank Jaros4
Reviewed 20 July 2016

It wasn't as massive as I thought, but it was just as humbling. I grew up in the Vietnam Conflict and saw how are soldiers were treated coming back from Vietnam. It was reminder of their sacrifice.

Thank greeneyeszoe
Reviewed 20 July 2016

It didn't take long to view the memorial. Unless you are looking for a specific name, it is easy to just walk by and observe the wall and names. They have a couple of stands at each end that have the list of all the...More

Thank denniss867
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Had been to DC several times before visiting this memorial, not sure why. It is beautiful and heart wrenching. Glad to be able to give my kids an opportunity to see it!

Thank Baj_mama
Reviewed 20 July 2016

There are so many wonderful memorials in DC and as a native, I think I have been to all of them. But the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is so moving and I always visit wondering what the history is for all the veterans and their families....More

Thank Marisie007
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Such a simple monument that speaks volumes about the sacrifice so many made. Crowd moved well so,no issue with seeing the names.

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 20 July 2016

What a moving experience. I have seen photos of this for years but when you walk this wall you see people who are still grieving the loss of Loved Ones. Those who were family and friends of those who are memorialized here on the wall....More

Thank dcetraveling
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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 Driver1969 | Reviewed this property |
I stayed at the Monaco Hotel, and walked everywhere--It could not have been more convenient....well, maybe with the exception of the Lincoln Bedroom.