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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  • This was my second time at this memorial and I don't regret going again. It's impressive that this memorial lists the names of fallen Vietnam soldiers by date. I saw many names and took my time readin...  more »
  • This place is almost reverential it is always so quiet. Seeing all those names of those who lost their lives brings home the magnitude of this war.  more »
  • Peaceful walk along the wall. Have only seen pics of the tallest area so unaware it slopes on both ends.so sad. Statures were excellent as you continue up the path.  more »
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  • I was at the March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation in 1993 when I was running late but I saw this gentleman at The Wall. I was in a hurry to get to the actual March and had to cross the Mall to get there. I'd already zoomed around The Quilt commemorating people who had died of AIDS when I suddenly noticed a man standing at The Wall. He was middle-aged and was dressed for the March in his best leather gear. He stood there, sobbing, with his finger on a name on The Wall. I honestly didn't think it best to disturb him when the weight of his loss drove him to his knees. I fled. As I did I heard concerned voices asking after him, comforting him. I went back later, trying to get an idea whose name has touched him so much but was unsuccessful. That experience haunts me to this day.
  • A hauntingly beautiful monument to the victims of a tragic war. It's one thing to see photos, but being there, seeing every name written on the walls, it's something a review nor a photograph can describe. A definite must-see if you come to DC.
  • The four fundamental laws of thermodynamics prove a human's spark of life, it's Soul or consciousness if you like existed as light or what early mankind called Angels before it was transferred into a biological vessel and exists after it leaves it's biological vessel as light or a Angels in the electromagnetic spectrum.
  • God bless all of these heroes for their service to our nation, and us, their posterity they didn't know would even exist. They helped make this American dream possible.
  • The vastness of names on this memorial brings an emotional weight that can only be experienced standing here. Thank you for sacrificing your life for my freedom!

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