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• This is the 13th annual In Memory Day ceremony. The first In Memory Day ceremony was held in 1999.
• The In Memory program has been in existence since 1993. But, prior to 1999, the ceremony was held in conjunction with other events, such as Memorial Day and Veterans Day.
• In Memory Day is held on the third Monday in April, which is also observed as Patriots Day in some states.
• There are 1,971 names on the In Memory Honor Roll. When the 93 new honorees are added on April 18, 2011, the total will be 2,064.
• There are four women currently on the In Memory Honor Roll.
• There are seven civilians currently on the In Memory Honor Roll.
• The In Memory program was created to pay tribute to individuals who died prematurely as a result of the Vietnam War, but whose deaths do not fit the Department of Defense parameters for inclusion on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
• The two most common causes of death of In Memory honorees are conditions such as cancer that are the result of exposure to Agent Orange and psychological wounds from post-traumatic stress disorder that never healed.
• Service members killed in accidents on their way to or from Vietnam are eligible for the In Memory Honor Roll, as are civilians killed in combat.
• There is a plaque near the Three Servicemen statue commemorating all In Memory honorees. In addition, the honorees are included in an In Memory Honor Roll Book to serve as a lasting reminder of their service and sacrifices. The book is available at the National Park Service kiosk and can be viewed on the VVMF website: http://www.vvmf.org/honor-roll.
• To have a loved one included on the In Memory Honor Roll, families must fill out an application form, which is online at http://www.vvmf.org/InMemoryProgram or by calling the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund at (202) 393-0090.