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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  • The veterans coming home from this "War" were not welcomed home as they should have been and we as a nation should still be ashamed of the action of those who were so very hateful and disrespectful...  more »
  • It's a somber walk along the Vietnam Wall, seeing the names of so many men and women that gave their lives in this war. My husband & I had been here before when he found the name of someone he...  more »
  • This is probably the most somber place in the Mall. It was very quiet here, out of respect and appreciation for all of the names on the wall. You could see several people looking for the names of loved ones on the wall. Didn't take too many photos here, it didn't seem right. I got a bit emotional here, but I would say this is absolutely the memorial you do not want to miss when you come here. Indescribable.
  • Words cannot describe what an amazing place this is to visit. I rode across country from Los Angeles to DC to support veterans coming to this wall. It was one of the most moving and emotional moments of my life to see men and women who had served during Vietnam and other wars come together to that one place. The design is very interesting and below ground level. Truly a beautiful tribute to those who served.

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