Among the most visited tourist attractions in the nation’s capital is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. More than 2.5 million people pass the black granite walls bearing the names of the 58,220 men and women killed while serving with the US Armed Forces in Vietnam.
Tourists can also visit the Vietnam Women’s Memorial, raised in 1993 to honor the nearly 8,000 American women on active duty during the war.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is free and open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Contact the Vietnam Memorial Fund, 1023 Fifteenth St NW, 2nd floor, Washington DC 20005-2602; 202-393-0090; www.vvmf.org.