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The most powerful American monument ! Honor, duty, pride and love for country all in one !
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 !
One of the best memorials I've seen. Simple.
It's really something. Impossible to go there and not have goosebumps.
Very clean, modern, peaceful monument. I like that people leave flowers and flags in honor of their loved ones.
The names are in chronological order, starting and ending at the middle of the wall
Don't miss this phenomenal memorial for those who gave all.
A place to remain all those heroes who gave their life for their country. Please, be quiet and pay attention to these walls
All of the items left in memory for the fallen are collected and saved by the park service.
A worthwhile stop on a tour around the mall.
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.
Beautiful. Enough with the Segways though.
A very special place for me my dad SSGT Daniel Holcomb and other Vietman Soldiers who fought and loss their lives
Moving especially since my grandfathers name is here
Very moving memorial.
Design geek? Google “making the memorial” for an essay by Maya Lin, the architect. Simplicity is hard.
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.
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
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