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Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Constitution Ave NW Washington, DC 20242 Constitution Ave NW Washington, DC 20242 Photo by Navin75

Travel back to the days of Vietnam War by visiting Vietnam memorial at Washington DC. It would remind you of the braveness of men and women veterans that had served in the Vietnam War. It is commonly known as “The Wall” made of black granite and bears the in scripted names of 58, 209 Americans that had been killed or missing in the conflict of Vietnam.

Memorials could leave you saddened but could also bring you pride and joy of being an American. One could use Vietnam War memorial to grieve and remember in many ways the tragedy of war. Though it seems to be a sad place, it honors people who had sacrificed themselves in fighting for peace and freedom for their country. Vietnam War Memorial is a V-shaped wall that is typically located in the Constitution Gardens. What makes it a great place is that it is also linked to Washington Monument and Lincoln memorial.

Many people also find Vietnam War memorial to be a spiritual place. The site is real attractive, clean and maintained well by the National Park Service. It is a place where you could find tranquil atmosphere, a place where you could remember and pray. The place is not overly-crowded because of its guided nature of design.

One could not just look for the soldier’s name that are ordered by the date of their death rather than their alphabetical names but could also pay attention to its surrounding which is simple yet powerful. The memorial can be experienced for free and is always open 24 hours a day.

Information

Hours: Opens everyday, 24 hrs a day.
Address/Map:     Constitution Ave NW Washington, DC 20242
Phone: (202) 426-6841
Website: Vietnam Veterans Memorial
   
Admission: Free