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. Add Vietnam Veterans Memorial and other attractions to your Washington DC trip itinerary using our Washington DC trip planner.
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  • Our visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was awe inspiring. Such a wonderful tribute to those men and women who paid the ultimate price in service to our nation. 
    Our visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was awe inspiring. Such a wonderful tribute to those men and women who paid the ultimate price in service to our nation.  more »
  • A memorial to all the very many men that died in Vietnam. So sad to see such a pointless loss of life. 
    A memorial to all the very many men that died in Vietnam. So sad to see such a pointless loss of life.  more »
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  • There’s a lot of history with this memorial. Too much drama related to the war and a very charged American population, thus the memorial that cuts deep into the earth and looks like a wound that has been healing for years. The reflective wall allows us to look past the names and realize that, in a different age, those names could have been ours. I wasn’t aware that 1/2 of those who died were only 18 years of age and the average age of those who passed away is just over 19. God bless our veterans and their families for the trial is equally tough to bear for those who died and those who survived.
  • Google doesn’t have enough star ratings for this review. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a must come see. Go find the catalogue books, find the names and locate the walls. If you need a ladder, they have some available for all to use. Diamond symbol next to the names = death in action. Cross symbols, missing in action. There is so much information online. Come and see, it is very eye opening, informative and educational.

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