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Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial

courtesy of the National Park Service

How to Get to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial:

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is located near the Lincoln Memorial at the west end of Constitution Gardens in Washington, DC. If you've ever visited Washington DC before you know that parking is at a premium throughout the city. If you're planning to visit the Memorial and surrounding area, you'd do well to make use of the public transit system (Metrorail and Metro Bus) as well as Tourmobile, which is the official interpretive visitor transportation service for the National Mall & Memorial Parks.

Park Size:

2 acres

Description:

The polished black granite wall is inscribed with the names of more than 58,000 persons who gave their lives or remain missing in the Vietnam War (1964-1973). The memorial was designed by Maya Ying Lin. The entrance plaza includes a flagstaff and bronze statue of three Vietnam servicemen sculpted by Frederick Hart. The Vietnam Women's Memorial features a multifigure bronze statue designed by Glenna Goodacre.

Things to Do at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial:

Walking tours, interpretive programs.

Operating Hours:

Opened daily from 8:00am until 11:45pm, except Christmas Day.

History:

Authorized on July 1, 1980; dedicated on November 13, 1982. Vietnam Women's Memorial dedicated on November 11, 1993.

Additional Notes:

The Wall USA is a non-profit endeavor maintained by veterans of the 4th Battalion 9th Infantry. It includes articles, photographs, and a searchable database of the names on the Wall.

Contact Information:

Vietnam Veterans Memorial
900 Ohio Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20024
202-426-6841 - Visitor information

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