Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington DC

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. Add Vietnam Veterans Memorial and other attractions to your Washington DC trip itinerary using our Washington DC trip planner .
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  • With so many who lost their lives in Vietnam it is fitting that there names are forever enshrined. As i was looking at the names I was also thinking of my friends who survived the war. We cannot forge...  more »
  • Seeing all the names of those who gave their lives in Vietnam is amazing. My son was taken a back by the solemn nature when people walk by the wall.  more »
  • Beautiful and splendid memorial for all lives lost and affected by the Vietnam War. This should be a "MUST DO" on every American's list...very powerful experience for my whole family.  more »
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  • What a heart-breaking memorial dedicated to our fallen Vietnam war heroes. Seeing all the names on the wall makes you feel appreciative of the sacrifices our fellow Americans had to endure for our freedom. My grandpa's best friend died in the Vietnam war from a north Vietnamese sniper when he was just 20 years old. When I was there, I etched his name on a piece of paper and handed it to my grandpa for something he can hold onto and remember him for. There are nearby small park benches if you don't want to visit the wall and just standby and the memorial is always clean.
  • This was a very interesting situation for me, being someone of Vietnamese descendant. I grew up in another country and another culture but I couldn't help feeling agitated walking past this memorial. For me at least, I can say that this memorial in some way touched me even though I might not feel the same other people feel by visiting this memorial. One star, because google wants a rating even though I feel like leaving it empty.
  • I think this is a really touching place to go and to see all the names of those people that were lost in the war. I think that the area around was very nice as well. Could've used a little TLC but for the most part really nice.
  • Make sure to check this memorial out. There are 58,218 names written for all of the fallen during the Vietnam "conflict," it is a sight to see and you, you will be filled with pure respect and appreciation for those men and women who sacrificed their lives for our country. The diamonds next to the names represents those who were killed in action, and the crosses represents those who were lost and never recovered during the war.
  • Very moving and serene place to reflect of sacrifices made by so many members of our armed services. A must visit site. Allow yourself plenty of time. Parking is tough to come by but it is available if you're up for a walk.
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