I believe that this is the most personal memorial along the Washington Mall. I apologize for not completely covering all of the names on the wall. One of the features that makes this very personal – but difficult to photograph – is the reflective nature of the wall. There are many websites dedicated to the Vietnam War and this memorial if you wish more information.

 

 

Vietnam Memorial Washington DC - The Wall

Vietnam Memorial Washington DC – The Wall

The wall is a very reflective granite with the names of those that paid a dear price for their service to this country. There are 58,272 names of veterans currently on the wall. Of those, approximately 1200 are missing and unaccounted for.

 

Vietnam Memorial Washington DC - Personal Mementos

Vietnam Memorial Washington DC – Personal Mementos

There are many personal items left at the wall by those that come to remember loved ones.

 

Vietnam Memorial Washington DC - The Three Soldiers Statue 1

Vietnam Memorial Washington DC – The Three Soldiers Statue 1

In addition to the wall there is a realistic group of statues called The Three Soldiers near the west end of the wall.

 

Vietnam Memorial Washington DC - Hope and Healing Memorial 1

Vietnam Memorial Washington DC – Hope and Healing Memorial 1

At the eastern end is a tribute to the women that served in the Vietnam War. It is titled The Legacy of Healing and Hope.

 

 

For those that lost someone dear in the war this is a must visit sight. Although there are many replicas around the country, this will always be the original. It has a bit more elegance because of its location in our country’s Capitol.

For some more information about this memorial here are a couple of sites:

http://thewall-usa.com/information.asp

https://washington.org/DC-guide-to/vietnam-veterans-memorial

 

 

Vietnam Memorial - Washington DC

The Three Soldiers Statue

Hope and Healing Memorial

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