The Vietnam Wall is an instantly recognizable piece of D.C. It's a haunting memorial, elegant in its simplicity--a stark black wall of granite, etched with the names of the dead. It's a classic, fitting tribute, made all the more powerful by the mementos left behind by visitors.
There is also a memorial to the nurses of the war, placed near the Wall.
Next up is Mount Vernon. While technically not in D.C., Washington's home is worth the short trip out of town.
|View of Mount Vernon from the river|