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