"Honouring Those Who Served During the Vietnam War"

Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington Overview

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors the sacrifice of the men and women who served during the Vietnam War. Located in Constitution Garden, the memorial comprises primarily a memorial wall, the Three Soldiers statue and the Vietnam Women’s Memorial.

The memorial wall comprises two 246ft granite walls with the names of over 57,000 personnel who lost their lives in the war. The Three Soldiers bronze statue depicts three soldiers from different backgrounds staring at the wall in honor of their fallen comrades. The statue was designed to highlight the effort of various American communities during the war. The Women’s Memorial also highlights the role of women, who served as nurses during the war effort.

Architects: Maya Lin, David Osler
Built to commemorate: US Armed Forces veterans of the Vietnam War
Timings: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Address: 5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington, DC 20245, United States
Fees: Free
Closest metro station: Foggy Bottom GWU Station

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