Home Forum Gallery Members Todays Posts

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Rating: None

District Of Columbia Attractions / Landmarks / Places > Washington Email This Bookmark Print
Vietnam Veterans Memorial, commonly referred to as "The Wall," is a national memorial in Washington, D.C. honoring the U.S. service members of the U.S. armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War, service members who died in service in Vietnam/South East Asia, and those service members who were unaccounted for (Missing In Action) during the War. The memorial

The wall serves as a testament to the sacrifice of American military personnel during one of this nation's least popular wars. It is considered as one of the most visited and most revered monuments in Washington. The wall was dedicated in 1982. The simplicity of the design came from Yale student Maya Lin. It is a simple wall of polished black granite, bearing the names over 58,000 men and women who were killed or missing in the conflict.

By day or night, the Vietnam Veteran War Memorial remains one of the most popular and powerful attractions in DC. Survivors of the war and loved ones of the deceased often come here as a sort of pilgrimage of homage: they make rubbings from the names of their fallen, and they meet and reminisce with other veterans and their families.
Edit Article



Vietnam Veterans Memorial Pictures Add Picture



Vietnam Veterans Memorial Videos Add Video




Vietnam Veterans Memorial Threads
Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park
Civil Rights Memorial
Constitution Gardens
Veterans' Memorial
Wisconsin Veterans Museum
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Chicago Riverwalk
National Vietnam War Museum




City: Washington
County: Washington
Address: Bacon Dr and Constitution Ave
Zip: 20050
Phone Number: (202) 426-6841
Category: Historical Landmark
Website: Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Edit Details


Login or Register to Add Review