Vietnam War Veterans Memorial

Vietnam Veterans MemorialVietnam Veterans MemorialBetween Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool
and Constitution Avenue. NW
Washington, DC 
Phone: 202-426-6841

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial recognizes and honors the men and women who served in one of America's most divisive wars, The Vietnam War.  The Vietnam Veterans Memorial consists of three main elements, the Memorial Wall designed by Maya Ying Lin, the first part of the memorial to be erected, was dedicated November 13, 1982. It includes the inscribed names of the 58,245 American soldiers who died in the conflict. and those missing in action..  Also part of the memorial is the Three Servicemen Statue, by Fredrick Hart, and the Vietnam Women's Memorial designed by Glenna Goodacre which were added in years subsequent to the memorial's dedication.  Since its opening in 1982, this tribute to those who served and gave the ultimate sacrifice during the Vietnam War is the most visited of our national monuments. Open: 24 hours Admission: Free   Metro: Smithsonian   Related Links: Vietnam Veterans Memorial