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Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Monument / Landmark, Sculpture Garden, and Historic Site
Northwest Washington, Washington
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  • Isadore C.
    "58,000 slain or missing 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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  • Tom M.
    Tom M.September 22
    58,000 names, God bless them all
  • Tamara P.
    Tamara PaasAugust 14
    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.
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  • Sheila S.
    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
    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
    The most powerful American monument ! Honor, duty, pride and love for country all in one !
  • Bill M.
    Bill MichaelsFebruary 6
    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
    One of the best memorials I've seen. Simple.
  • André C.
    André CherinJanuary 21
    It's really something. Impossible to go there and not have goosebumps.
  • Daniel C.
    Very clean, modern, peaceful monument. I like that people leave flowers and flags in honor of their loved ones.
  • Sam O.
    Sam OdleJanuary 15
    The names are in chronological order, starting and ending at the middle of the wall
  • Brett G.
    Brett GarwoodJanuary 13
    Don't miss this phenomenal memorial for those who gave all.
  • Tania L.
    Tania L.January 1
    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 F.
    Tianyu FangMay 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
  • S_J L.
    S_J 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.
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