On Saturday, October 21 due to the Race for Every Child 5K, we will experience delays and re-routes Saturday morning.

On Sunday,  October 22, 2017 Old Town Trolley Tours and the DC Ducks will not operate due to the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon.  Monuments by Moonlight will be open and operating in the evening.

The following stops will be affected:   White House Stop #2-closed until 12pm; Archives Stop #- closed until 10am; US Capitol Stop #5-  closed until 10am; Air/Space Museum Stop 6- closed until 10am.

 

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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vietnam veterans memorial in washington dc

Often referred to as the wall that heals, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial beckons visitors of all ages, races and nationalities. It was created to honor and remember the men and women who served in the Vietnam War and to help our country heal after the controversial, emotional conflict ended. The enormous black wall lists 58,209 names of those who are missing or were killed during the war.

Everyday, people from all walks of life come to search the wall for the name of a loved one, friend, fellow soldier or simply to take a moment to think and reflect. It’s not uncommon for folks to leave flowers, gifts, medals, notes, cards and other items next to the wall and many of these items are brought to the Museum of American History. Also part of the memorial is the Vietnam Women’s Memorial that honors the women—both enlisted and civilian, who gave their service to our country during that time. A sculpture of three-young soldiers also sits nearby—an ever-present reminder of the young people who went to Vietnam to fulfill their patriotic duty.

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