Vietnam Veterans MemorialCurrently Open
- Address: 5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington, DC 20024, United States, Washington D. C.
- Timings: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-2024266841
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Walking Area, Memorial, Statue, Family And Kids
A reflective slab made of black stone that holds the name of all the men and women who lost their lives during the Vietnam sits in the National Mall area of Washington D.C. It is surrounded by several other important memorials in Washington D.C.
There are also statues depicting the unfortunate scenes from the terrible war. Built by the community that still maintains it, this isn’t a usual tourist site but a place of remembrance. The simple and yet very striking memorial forces you to think about the cost of war. Several people who went missing or were held as prisoners of war and were never found have also been honoured here. The gravity of the place is sure to strike anyone who visits it.
The Vietnam’s Veterans Memorial of Washington City reminds us of the atrocities of war. This museum sees a lot of visitors who want to know history of war and its effects on human civilization. As you book tickets for Vietnam Veterans Memorial with us, you will be facilitated with guide so as to make you learn more. Vietnam Veteran Memorial tickets are easily available over the counter, however, booking them through tours is always a great idea as you avoid any hassle. With us, you can easily buy tickets for Vietnam Veterans Memorial with an advantage of other attractions. Vietnam Veteran Memorial Ticket prices are a great way to understand this city better.
- More than 275,000 Americans helped with practically $9 million to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund for the development of the memorial.
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People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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Another touching monument along The Mall is that of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. During my last visit in May 2016, I enjoyed seeing the monument in front of the row of trees flush with green, a benefit of visiting during the warmer months of the year. This is a good time of year to take photographs of this particular monument. I've always been impressed with the simplicity of this monument, being two walls set at an angle cut into the ground. It is a respectable yet haunting design and leaves you with deep impressions, regardless if you know veterans or victims of this most tragic war. In addition to seeing the list of soldiers killed in battle during the Vietnam War engraved along this monument walls, there is also a statue of three soldiers in combat gear that you can see nearby. This is worth seeing. Also worth taking time to visit is the Vietnam Women's Memorial, which commemorates the 265,000 woman that served during that period. This monument is just a couple minutes walk east. Note: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial can be quite crowded due to its importance as well as it proximity to other famous and popular memorials nearby. If you want unobstructed photographs or more peaceful, quiet visits, it is best to visit very early in the morning, just after daybreak. At this time, you can view prior to the large crowds arriving.
So many names, so many emotions. This is a memorial that pretty much anyone from the Vietnam War era will find very emotional. A very sacred memorial dedicated to so many who gave their lives. Very tough to describe how I feel each time I have been here. A must visit memorial no matter how many times you go to this area, even if only to pay your respects.
For those of us who lived through the horror of this war - and for the friends and family of those who were killed in Southeast Asia - Maya Ying Lin's chevron with the names of those killed and missing has become the most significant memorial for that tragic ‘police action’. Lin's work emblazons the cruel toil on your—and our nation’s—psyche. When casualties are mentioned in the wars of today, this memorial reminds us that each life lost is an individual, with a name, a history, and a family in life-long grief. The best time to visit this memorial is on Veterans’ Day, November 11. On that day, you will witness the surviving veterans touching the names of their lost friends and family, talking to them as though in prayer. As the years have passed, you will find grandchildren visiting with their families—grandchildren named after the victims of of this war. Many people make ‘rubbings’ of the names; a powerful way to take home a ‘marker’ of the ones they lost. Lin’s memorial does not glorify war. Yet it honors those 54,000 lost in a generation of conscription—men and women.
Sobering and humbling, even for a me - an Indian - with no connections in US or Vietnam. With closed eyes, I spent five minutes touching one of the walls where they had engraved names of the brave soldiers. It felt like a holy communion with humankind, and with oneself. I can't express this better, but I was choked with emotions for some time. Was it the architecture, was it my frame of mind.. I don't know for sure..
While your visiting the national mall this a great place to just stop and look at and view all the names for people who served and were lost during Vietnam.