President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War and celebrate those who served.
- The White House
The memorial currently consists of three separate parts: the Three Soldiers statue, the Vietnam Women's Memorial & the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, where over 58,000 names are engraved.
Nurses played an important part in war.
- Alessandro Barchi
Rolling Thunder Ride For Freedom ends at the Vietnam Memorial. A truly incredible event. The Saluting Marine, a big part of Rolling Thunder, has a great story.
- Motorcycle Lawyer
Be proud of our soldiers
- Alessandro Barchi
Do not just walk by it and say this is another monument. Stop and look at your image and imagine that you are part of the wall. Do it you will understand!
- Andrew E
Designed by Maya Lin and completed in 1982, the two black granite walls are 246’9’’ long. Names on the walls are of servicemen KIA or MIA listed in chronological order. See video for more info.
Don't touch or move the memorials placed at the foot of the wall. These pieces are preserved and cataloged by the Smithsonian for "The Price We Pay" Exhibit at the Museum of American History.
- Jake Smith
Very worthwhile monument to visit. It makes you realize how much was sacrificed.
- Desmond Edwards
A place of honor for those who gave all. Semper-Fi Brothers!
- K B
Nothing can describe the feeling
All I could say was 'thank you' as I passed by the names of the bravest soldiers in the world.
- Brad McMath
Designed by Maya Lin while a student at Yale (for which she received a 'B'). More than 150K objects have been left here over yrs including Harley Davidson and tiger cage. Full site history here
- IWalked Audio Tours
Take your kids no matter how they may grumble.
- Todd Gerber
59,272 names on the wall.
- Julie Crawford Thomas
Quietly stand a moment and take it all in
- Mary Ghazarian
Thank you to all
- Maggie Henriques
Каждая строчка на этих плитах это несколько жизней 18-летних американских пацанов, отправленных к черту на куличики ради невнятной цели. Вечная память погибшим героям!
- E G
An amazing and somber memorial reminding us that freedom is not always free.
- Stephanie P.
The black granite wall was constructed as a place of healing and reconciliation for the families, friends and supporters of the more than 58,000 slain or missing soldiers.
- Isadore Calderon