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New York City Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza

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Address: 55 Water Street, New York City, NY
Phone Number: +1 212-471-9496
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The Plaza is New York City’s official Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The...

The Plaza is New York City’s official Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The Memorial and the surrounding plaza provides and maintains a valuable and overdue tribute to the men and women who served in the Vietnam War.Visitors can view letters, news clippings, photos, honor plaques and diaries of those who fought in Vietnam as well as spend time near the Reflecting Fountain or stroll along the Walk of Honor.

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The memorial is located close to stone street, so you can do both together. It's incredible how young most of the soldiers who fought in that war were. There's a nice fountain in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Too many young peole! This should never happen again. Does not seem to be a popular place for tourists but I think it is must to see it!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

The memorial is located close to stone street, so you can do both together. It's incredible how young most of the soldiers who fought in that war were. There's a nice fountain in the memorial, and you can sit there if you want too.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Vietnam Vet memorial next to 55 Water is beautiful. It's done tastefully and provides a good open space in the a crowded concrete jungle.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

If you have the time to read the Memorial - definitely go. If you are only going to look at it, I would pass. It is pretty and peaceful but reading it changes everything. Some of them are difficult to read depending on the time of day you are there but well worth the effort. Left there thankful for the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Peaceful and quiet in this part of town. Great view overlooking the river and easily accessible off the west side highway or by subway

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Fort Washington, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

I notice this memorial while walking to my training site. What impressed me the most were the stories of sacrifice those that are honored made in defense of this country. Just reading the award citations or letters to the soldiers' just took my breath away. You definitely go through mixed emotions, but it is great to see that these soldiers... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

I was disappointed that there was construction going on, right at the memorial's wall. Not too much to see at this point, unfortunately. The park looks like it's nice when flowers are in bloom but I went in early March and there wasn't much there.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

Although the pretty gardens are still open the glass wall itself is covered up at the moment. Would recommend that you check before visiting if you really want to see the glass wall. It is thought provoking none the less.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

It's not a memorial that blows you away but it is very touching as any memorial should be. I visited late morning on a Saturday and was surprised that literally no-one else was there. It seems a little tucked away and neglected but it is worth viewing out of respect for the people named there at least. Probably not worth... More 

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Forest Hills, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

Loved reading the letters on glass. Spend time and read them all. Some will make you laugh, others will make you think.

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