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Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Monument / Landmark, Sculpture Garden, and Historic Site
Northwest Washington, Washington
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  • Pamela J.
    "other Vietman Soldiers"(5 Tips)
    Jacob F.
    "Google “making the memorial” for an essay by Maya Lin"(3 Tips)
    Daniel C.
    "Very clean, modern, peaceful monument."(8 Tips)
    Alex L.
    "If it has a circle on the cross means they found them."(6 Tips)
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  • Doug W.
    Doug WMarch 1
    Of all the memorials in DC this is the one that feels like a gut punch.
  • Tom M.
    Tom M.September 22, 2016
    58,000 names, God bless them all
  • Tamara P.
    Tamara PaasAugust 14, 2016
    Very impressive. Just before I made this trip, I learnt about the Vietnam War history. Unfortunately, my sister didn't (she was quite young then). Recommended to read about this before.
  • Rapiszal R.
    Rapiszal RusliJuly 30, 2016
    kuasa vietnam
  • Sheila S.
    Sheila StewartJune 18, 2016
    312 inducted in the 2016 Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund's In Memory program for those who returned from Vietnam only to die due to their service. They died in Vietnam, but their bodies didn't know.
  • Black Family Reunions
    Black Family ReunionsMarch 27, 2016
    This was a special one to see -- very moving and very crowded. Avoid (war) holidays like Memorial Day and Veterans Day, and consider a week day visit.
  • Bill M.
    Bill MichaelsFebruary 10, 2016
    The most powerful American monument ! Honor, duty, pride and love for country all in one !
  • Bill M.
    Bill MichaelsFebruary 6, 2016
    Not a single visit without observing a Vietnam Vet honoring his fallen brothers ! Gives me goosebumps to see the loss of life during a war that should have been won !
  • Erin M.
    Erin McLaughlinFebruary 2, 2016
    One of the best memorials I've seen. Simple.
  • André C.
    André CherinJanuary 21, 2016
    It's really something. Impossible to go there and not have goosebumps.
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel Copeland-BlochJanuary 17, 2016
    Very clean, modern, peaceful monument. I like that people leave flowers and flags in honor of their loved ones.
  • Sam O.
    Sam OdenJanuary 15, 2016
    The names are in chronological order, starting and ending at the middle of the wall
  • Brett G.
    Brett GarwoodJanuary 13, 2016
    Don't miss this phenomenal memorial for those who gave all.
  • Tania L.
    Tania L.January 1, 2016
    A place to remain all those heroes who gave their life for their country. Please, be quiet and pay attention to these walls
  • Ellen S.
    Ellen S. P.December 24, 2015
    All of the items left in memory for the fallen are collected and saved by the park service.
  • Bradford R.
    Bradford RileyDecember 24, 2015
    A worthwhile stop on a tour around the mall.
  • jeyo
    jeyoDecember 14, 2015
    This is a quiet space of reflection. You can feel the weight of history here, and even still see its impact with flowers laid about the monument.
  • Joe C.
    Joe CooperNovember 1, 2015
    Beautiful. Enough with the Segways though.
  • Pamela J.
    Pamela JohnsonOctober 24, 2015
    A very special place for me my dad SSGT Daniel Holcomb and other Vietman Soldiers who fought and loss their lives
  • Lauren B.
    Lauren BaconSeptember 23, 2015
    Moving especially since my grandfathers name is here
  • Jacob F.
    Jacob FordJuly 12, 2015
    Design geek? Google “making the memorial” for an essay by Maya Lin, the architect. Simplicity is hard.
  • Katie W.
    Katie WillardJune 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    There's a giant book along the grass that helps you find your loved one's name, as the wall is not sorted alphabetically.
  • Benjamin T.
    Benjamin TroxelJune 13, 2015
    Beautiful Vista, great to see the names of so many that have fallen. Tons of veterans visit, so it's always a great way to get to know the sacrifices some have made.
  • Aaron S.
    Aaron SmithMay 13, 2015
    Very touching to see. Don't take any of the notes left behind. The smithsonian keeps them all!
  • Tianyu
    TianyuMay 1, 2015
    Special monument design.
  • John C.
    John CockerillApril 13, 2015
    Very solemn monument. Walking along the length of it is very sad. The design of it though is very symbolic and creative.
  • Hannah M.
    Hannah MueryApril 11, 2015
    Literally brought tears to my eyes.
  • Guadalupe R.
    Guadalupe RodriguezMarch 16, 2015
    I got a knot in my throat and I got all teary! The monument is a couple of feet away from Abraham Lincoln's memorial. "Freedom is not free"
  • Steven A.
    Steven AndrophyFebruary 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Keep your voice down, control your children and walk by the wall in awe. Also, if it's raining or the ground is still wet, the walkway can get pretty slippery.
  • Shay-Jahen M.
    Shay-Jahen MerrittéJanuary 2, 2015
    Look for the little symbols next to the names. A diamond means they died. A cross means they were Missing In Action and a filled in cross signifies that they were MIA but later found
  • SJ8544123 L.
    SJ8544123 LNovember 15, 2014
    another powerful memorial, amazing.
  • Mike B.
    Mike BarkerOctober 4, 2014
    Visit at night 🇺🇸
  • Alex L.
    Alex Lazo VasquezAugust 14, 2014
    Powerful memorial. A diamond means they died. A cross next to the name means they were lost. If it has a circle on the cross means they found them. No name has a circle next to it...
  • Dirty B.
    Dirty BirdAugust 9, 2014
    So moving and impressive
  • Jane C.
    Jane CJune 22, 2014
    vvmf.org: learn how to add name of Vietnam Veteran to Memotial Wall - the names of those who died post-war, but a as result of it (ie: SDC/USMC Capt, in 2004)
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithMay 19, 2014
    Don't touch or move the memorials placed at the foot of the wall. These pieces are preserved and cataloged by the Smithsonian for "The Price We Pay" Exhibit at the Museum of American History.
  • Lauren B.
    Lauren BaconMarch 24, 2014
    If you have a relative that has their name on the wall- someone will do a rubbing for you to take home. Just find their name in the books nearby
  • Trust for the National Mall
    Please join the Trust for the National Mall as we preserve this iconic park for future generations. Read more
  • Alicia H.
    Alicia HuntAugust 29, 2013
    Amazing Park Ranger tour guide at the Vietnam Memorial
  • Stephanie P.
    Stephanie P.July 15, 2013
    An amazing and somber memorial reminding us that freedom is not always free.
  • Sheri C.
    Sheri CarboneJuly 6, 2013
    Check out the book with all the names so you can find someone fast on the wall. I made this a must on my list of places to stop.
  • Rasmus
    RasmusMay 7, 2013
    Go on a day it doesn't rain, was pouring today and didn't get to really take it all in
  • Motorcycle L.
    Motorcycle LawyerApril 11, 2013
    Rolling Thunder Ride For Freedom ends at the Vietnam Memorial. A truly incredible event. The Saluting Marine, a big part of Rolling Thunder, has a great story. Read more
  • Leanna A.
    Leanna AlexisApril 2, 2013
    Try to see either very early or late in the day otherwise very crowded
  • Desmond E.
    Desmond EdwardsMarch 26, 2013
    Very worthwhile monument to visit. It makes you realize how much was sacrificed.
  • Isadore C.
    Isadore CalderonJanuary 27, 2013
    The black granite wall was constructed as a place of healing and reconciliation for the families, friends and supporters of the more than 58,000 slain or missing soldiers.
  • Matt M.
    Matt MarquezJanuary 22, 2013
    A must see !
  • Matt R.
    Matt RosenbergNovember 13, 2012
    You can't visit this site and NOT be moved. If you have friends/family on 'The Wall' be sure to grab a pencil and paper to "rub off" their names.
  • IWalked Audio Tours
    IWalked Audio ToursSeptember 26, 2012
    Designed by Maya Lin while a student at Yale (for which she received a 'B'). More than 150K objects have been left here over yrs including Harley Davidson and tiger cage. Full site history here<LINK> Read more
  • Jamie W.
    Jamie WagnerJuly 29, 2012
    Multiple sites, all powerful remembrances.
  • Jonathan K.
    Jonathan KolanowskiJuly 24, 2012
    Reflecting at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
  • The White House
    The White HouseJune 19, 2012
    President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War and celebrate those who served. Read more
  • Steven K.
    Steven KanarianJune 11, 2012
    God Bless Vietnam Vets. I understand PTSD. Flag Day is June 14th. Learn what the American Flag meant to EMTs and paramedics at Ground Zero. Read more
  • Samuel G.
    Samuel GoodwinJune 9, 2012
    Bring a box of tissues its an emotianal mounment
  • Laura N.
    Laura N.May 28, 2012
    31W 48 John T Hare - stop by to thank my cousin John
  • Todd G.
    Todd GerberMay 15, 2012
    Take your kids no matter how they may grumble.
  • Tony M.
    Tony McDonaldMay 2, 2012
    Truly amazing...
  • Shae M.
    Shae MullinsApril 13, 2012
    My 3rd cousin James C. Wears is located 23 E, line 47. So sad ):
  • William T.
    William ThorneApril 8, 2012
    long overdue!!
  • Jenny B.
    Jenny Barnett RohrsApril 7, 2012
    They have paper & graphite for making rubbings.
  • Julie C.
    Julie Crawford ThomasMarch 11, 2012
    59,272 names on the wall.
  • Cozmik
    CozmikDecember 3, 2011
    I make my annual photojournalistic pilgrimage here every year during Memorial Day weekend + Rolling Thunder. Amazing people & moments to shoot & meet. See me there!
  • Carolyn H.
    Carolyn Hall JensenDecember 1, 2011
    Bring a pencil if you choose to make a rubbing of a loved one
  • Mary G.
    Mary GhazarianOctober 30, 2011
    Quietly stand a moment and take it all in
  • Mario F.
    Mario Fernandez JrSeptember 18, 2011
    Terribly lit at night, we walked by it twice without realizing it. Go during the day.
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    The Memorials must be seen on foot: group them into 2 or 3 at one visit; then take a meal break or save some for another day. The sites are also beautiful at night with ample lighting. -- Green Guide
  • Maggie H.
    Maggie HenriquesJuly 10, 2011
    Thank you to all who served and still serve! Welcome home
  • Maggie H.
    Maggie HenriquesJuly 10, 2011
    Thank you to all
  • Alessandro B.
    Alessandro BarchiMay 13, 2011
    Nurses played an important part in war.
  • Alessandro B.
    Alessandro BarchiMay 13, 2011
    Be proud of our soldiers
  • Andrew E.
    Andrew EFebruary 23, 2011
    Do not just walk by it and say this is another monument. Stop and look at your image and imagine that you are part of the wall. Do it you will understand!
  • Jerry M.
    Jerry MurphyDecember 2, 2010
    Find Ranger Richard Ayad...best person 2 do tours with for any memorials near Lincoln, Veitnam, & Korean.
  • K B.
    K BNovember 8, 2010
    A place of honor for those who gave all. Semper-Fi Brothers!
  • kerri
    kerriNovember 6, 2010
    Nothing can describe the feeling
  • Linda L.
    Linda LockhartOctober 29, 2010
    Thank you, Kenneth L. Watson, et al
  • Brad M.
    Brad McMathOctober 18, 2010
    All I could say was 'thank you' as I passed by the names of the bravest soldiers in the world.
  • C-SPAN
    C-SPANSeptember 21, 2010
    Designed by Maya Lin and completed in 1982, the two black granite walls are 246’9’’ long. Names on the walls are of servicemen KIA or MIA listed in chronological order. See video for more info. Read more
  • Emily Y.
    Emily YeagerJuly 12, 2010
    58,261 names, missing denoted with a cross: if their death is confirmed, a diamond is superimposed over the cross. Directories are located on nearby podiums so that visitors may locate specific names.
  • HISTORY
    HISTORYApril 1, 2010
    The memorial currently consists of three separate parts: the Three Soldiers statue, the Vietnam Women's Memorial & the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, where over 58,000 names are engraved.
  • Rapiszal R.
    Rapiszal RusliJuly 30, 2016
    cantik monomun kat sini
  • Luis Fernando M.
    Luis Fernando ManzanoAugust 30, 2015
    Uma homenagem da grandeza dos americanos que lutaram na Guerra do Vietnã!
  • Javila
    JavilaApril 6, 2015
    Impresiona el respeto que muestra la gente.
  • Guilherme 梅.
    Guilherme 梅田March 12, 2015
    Emocionante!
  • E G.
    E GAugust 29, 2013
    Каждая строчка на этих плитах это несколько жизней 18-летних американских пацанов, отправленных к черту на куличики ради невнятной цели. Вечная память погибшим героям!
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