"The Wall" Vietnam Veterans Memorial Tip by travelfrosch

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  • The Wall - Washington D.C.
  • The Wall - Washington D.C.
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One of the more unique war memorials, the Vietnam War Memorial is a long wall engraved with the names of service members who were killed during the war. The war itself was unique, and still divides Americans to this day. As most people know, the Vietnam War is one of the few wars the USA "lost," though some note that American military forces won every battle. They point out it wasn't until anti-war candidates swept the 1974 Congressional elections and forced the withdrawal of US troops that Saigon finally fell to North Vietnamese forces. Others claim the USA was on the "wrong" side of the war, and deserved to lose on moral grounds. For those interested in commemorating the fallen rather than debating politics, there is a directory of name locations on the Lincoln Memorial side of the site to help friends and loved ones find the names of specific individuals.

Address: 900 Ohio Drive, SW
Directions: Near the base of the Lincoln Memorial and the Korean War memorial at the west end of the National Mall. Located near Henry Bacon Dr.
Phone: 202.426.6841
Website: http://www.nps.gov/vive/

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  • Updated Nov 4, 2006
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