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Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington DC

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Honor the thousands of Americans who served during the Vietnam War at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Adjacent to the National Mall in Constitution Gardens, the memorial consists of two giant stone walls, stretching almost 76 m (250 ft) long, engraved with the names of more than 58,000 fallen U.S. soldiers. Despite its simplicity, the awe-inducing monument makes a powerful statement. The Women's Memorial statue, depicting two nurses treating a fallen soldier, represents the importance of women in the Vietnam War. After your visit, make the short walk down to the Lincoln Memorial or past the reflecting pools to the Washington Monument. A visit to Vietnam Veterans Memorial represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Washington DC itinerary builder to plot your vacation.
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  • This memorial is a wonderful tribute to those who gave the greatest sacrifice for our country during the Vietnam War. Make sure you give your self time to do it justice and pay proper respect. The boo...  more »
  • Its a long wall full of names and a place that must surely mean a lot to the people who lost loved ones in the Vietnam War.  more »
  • I noticed with several of the memorial sites that many lights and general landscaping and repairs were needed but this one suffered more than most. Many lights were out to the level that my mother fel...  more »
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  • Gosh this memorial is so deep. The whole park is loud until you get up close to this memorial. Everyone quiets down. You can see the names, and yourself in the stone. Very good.
  • As Beautiful as it is, each time I come here to visit the Brothers, say a Prayer, then turn around to go, I feel a part of my soul staying there. I guess we never really leave at all Blessing's to you all, I'll see you again on the other side !!
  • Very different from any other monument you'll see in Washington. Read up on the war before you see it to appreciate the full gravity of its impact. The memorial is somber and personally impactful to anyone, not just veterans. It only takes a few minutes and is only a 5 minute walk from the Lincoln Memorial. An important place to see for any American.
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