I was not sure what to expect when we visited the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. On TV it just looks like a wall with names, but it really is much more then that.
I have no personal ties to the Vietnam War, but my experience at the Wall was very moving. There seems to always be a crowd here but I would say majority of the visitors are very respectful. I just wish some parents would not let their children run around.
That was the only issue I had and I could over look it, especially when the family that had the rowdy kids left.
Reading name after name made me realize just how much was lost in the war. Some family members have gifts and flowers near a name, it is very touching. These soldiers so young and were so full of life. You start to see yourself in the names on the wall.
The Wall is a great place to visit and reflect because it really makes you appreciate the ultimate sacrifice these young soldiers made.
I was lucky enough to strike up a conversation with a gentleman named, Ken, he was a volunteer veteran at the Wall. If you are lucky enough to see one of these gentlemen please talk to them. It will only made the experience so much better to listen from someone who was there.