I took my first trip to Washington, DC in June 2012 to attend a ceremony honoring my late husband. He was a Vietnam veteran who served in the 1st Cavalry (Airmobile) from 1969-1971. While visiting Washington, DC, I made it a point to visit the memorials honoring the Vietnam Veterans.
There are four such memorials honoring the Vietnam Veterans, and they have a great deal of history behind them. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall is the most well-known of these. Others include: The Three Servicemen Statue, the Vietnam Women's Memorial, and the In Memory Plaque.