People tend to check in during these 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.
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.
Very touching to see. Don't take any of the notes left behind. The smithsonian keeps them all!
Special monument design.
Very solemn monument. Walking along the length of it is very sad. The design of it though is very symbolic and creative.
Literally brought tears to my eyes.
Impresiona el respeto que muestra la gente.
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"
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.
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
another powerful memorial, amazing.
Visit at night 🇺🇸
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...
So moving and impressive
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)
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.
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
Каждая строчка на этих плитах это несколько жизней 18-летних американских пацанов, отправленных к черту на куличики ради невнятной цели. Вечная память погибшим героям!
Amazing Park Ranger tour guide at the Vietnam Memorial
An amazing and somber memorial reminding us that freedom is not always free.
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.
Go on a day it doesn't rain, was pouring today and didn't get to really take it all in
Try to see either very early or late in the day otherwise very crowded
Very worthwhile monument to visit. It makes you realize how much was sacrificed.
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.
A must see !
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.
Multiple sites, all powerful remembrances.
Reflecting at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Bring a box of tissues its an emotianal mounment
31W 48 John T Hare - stop by to thank my cousin John
Take your kids no matter how they may grumble.
My 3rd cousin James C. Wears is located 23 E, line 47. So sad ):
They have paper & graphite for making rubbings.
59,272 names on the wall.
Jan 11(right now!): the National Day of Action Against Guantanamo & the NDAA! Join us at 1130 in Lafayette Square across from the White House. The program and march will run from Noon-2:30pm EST
I make my annual photojournalistic pilgrimage here every year during Memorial Day weekend + Rolling Thunder. Amazing people & moments to shoot & meet. See me there!
Bring a pencil if you choose to make a rubbing of a loved one
Quietly stand a moment and take it all in
Terribly lit at night, we walked by it twice without realizing it. Go during the day.