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Vietnams Veterans Memorial

Favorite thing The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, dedicated in November 1982, commemorates American military personnel during one of this nation's least popular wars, I guess.

The V-shaped memorial consists of a few parts:
- the two black granite walls inscribed with countless names of US victims (58,000) killed or missing in action during the war
- the three service men statue and flagpole
- the women in service to the Vietnam War statue.
There is an official list of the victims of that war and a few kiosks that sell military badges and things like that.

More details and pictures in my Things To Do tips # 167 - 169.

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Mar 18, 2006

Your personal Terrorist Hunting Permit

Favorite thing Another example of what you can buy near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
I started to laugh when I saw this... till I realized why somebody came up with this idea... Still, I guess it's just as good as any other way to deal with the 911 tragedy.

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Feb 01, 2005

Kiosks by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Favorite thing There are a few kiosks by the Vietnam Veterans memorial (on the Lincoln Memorial's side of it) that sell military badges and things like that. The vendors also display various appeals and messages, generally making political statements - that was my understanding anyway.
My impression was that those vendors were veterans trying to make a living, but I did not dare ask.

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Feb 01, 2005

The Mall: The Vietnan Memorial

Favorite thing The Vietnan Memorial is dedicated to the 58.132 men and women who died in Vietnan, near the Lincoln Memorial.

El monumento a Vietnan esta dedicado a los 58.132 hombres y mujeres que murieron alli. Esta junto el meoriald eLincoln.

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Jun 16, 2004
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Favorite thing Every time I see the wall, I get teary-eyed.
To see all those names affects me deeply,
I had no family that died in vietnam, for my brothers were too young by one year (the oldest).
When you go to Gettysburg, you feel the loss with all the monuments, but at the wall you weep. There are some lost Americans who visit and say insensitive things, my daughter could not believe her ears!
Please visit with regard to others, I was not the only weeping there.

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Aug 07, 2003

Vietnam Veterans Monument

Favorite thing See the Vietnam Veterans Memorial located on the Mall : Constitution Avenue (between Henry Bacon Dr & 21st street)near the Lincoln Memorial - Subway : Foggy Bottom -

Fondest memory This statue is on the style of the movies. The 58.000 victims of the war are named on a near monument more simple.

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Dec 22, 2002

This is a sad, and very moving...

Favorite thing This is a sad, and very moving part of the whole visit.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Although one of the simplest memorials, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is perhaps one of the most moving.

Fondest memory Country of great people, with lots of enargy.

God bless America

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Oct 04, 2002

Vietnam Veterans Memorial -...

Favorite thing Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Black granite walls with the name of more than 58,000 men and women who perished from 1959 to 1975, during the Vietnam War. It's the most visited memorial in Washington, located in the Mall, close to the Lincoln Memorial on the side of Constitution Avenue. Beautiful and solemn.

Sep 08, 2002

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Visit the Vietnam Memorial. ...

Favorite thing Visit the Vietnam Memorial. It is an extremely humbling experience. You cannot go there and not be moved.

Fondest memory The hotel room was nice...
But seriously, it was probably at the Lincoln Memorial, me and my then girlfriend, held pennies up, while we took pictures. It was goofy but both of us still look at those pictures and laugh.

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Aug 25, 2002

Visit the Vietnam Veterans...

Favorite thing Visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The statue shows three typical soldiers serving during that time.

Fondest memory There is also 'The Wall' a solid black oblisk, laying on its side as if it had died, I didn't have the heart to take a picture of 'The Wall' where all the names of those lost in Vietnam were displayed.

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Aug 24, 2002

make a special pilgrimage to...

Favorite thing make a special pilgrimage to the VIETNAM VETERANS' MEMORIAL honoring a unique group of valiant American men and women who served during the long-drawn Vietnam War.

The photo below shows the names of these brave military men who lost their lives or are still missing in action..... :-(

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Aug 24, 2002

The Wall... Just the site of...

Favorite thing The Wall... Just the site of it is imposing. It will bring tears to your eye's .

Fondest memory Getting to see the Marine slient drill team proform. This team is amazing. If you ever has the chance take in the show, they proform during the summer near the staue of the landing at Killamingero.

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Aug 24, 2002

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