No matter how you feel about this controversial war, a visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, the Three Soldiers statue and the Vietnam Women’s Memorial is a powerful experience. This 2-acre Read more...
No matter how you feel about this controversial war, a visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, the Three Soldiers statue and the Vietnam Women’s Memorial is a powerful experience. This 2-acre park is located on Washington D.C.'s National Mall. It pays moving tribute to the members of the U.S. Armed Forces who fought in the war and were killed or missing in action.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, also known as The Wall That Heals, is the most popular feature. Two identical polished black granite walls stretching 246 feet and 9 inches hold more than 58,000 names of the dead or missing. If you'd like to locate a name on the wall, use one of the catalogs near the memorial's entrances to guide you. The names on the wall are listed in chronological order based on the date of casualty. Within each day, names are alphabetically sorted.
The memorial also contains the 8-foot-tall Three Soldiers bronze statue and the Vietnam Women’s Memorial. The latter commemorates the 265,000 women that served in the war, many as nurses. This 2,000-pound bronze structure stands 15 feet tall.
The nonprofit Honor Flight Network brings vets to DC to visit the memorials. Be ready for some breathtaking scenery and heart-wrenching emotional experiences at this moving national memorial.