Honor all who serve

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Reading of the Names

Ceremonies

Each year, VVMF holds several ceremonies and special events at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to help carry out its mission of honor and healing.  

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MOTHER'S DAY NAME ADDITIONS

The Name Addition Ceremony is held on Mother’s Day each year. Each year, names that have met the Department of Defense criteria for addition to The Wall, having sustained wounds in Vietnam from which they eventually perished, are unveiled on the black granite of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.

The 2014 ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 11th at 10:00 am. 

A block of rooms have been reserved at the Crowne Plaza Washington National Airport, for May 9, 2014 – May 11, 2014.  The special room rate will be available until April 9, 2014 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. To make a reservation please click here or call 1-800- 2CROWNE and give them Group Code: VET


MEMORIAL DAY

The annual Memorial Day ceremony is hosted yearly by the Memorial Fund and the National Park Service to pay tribute to members of America’s armed forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam and in all conflicts.

The 2014 ceremony will be held on Monday, May 26th at 1:00 pm at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. 


IN MEMORY DAY

The In Memory program honors those who died as a result of the Vietnam War, but whose deaths do not fit the Department of Defense criteria for inclusion upon the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Every year there is a ceremony to pay tribute to these men and women who sacrificed so much for their country. The ceremony is held on Flag Day.

The 2014 remembrance will begin on Friday, June 13th and last through Sunday, June 15th.  The official ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 14th.  

To learn more or to RSVP to this year's ceremony, click here.


FATHER'S DAY ROSE REMEMBRANCE

Every year on Father's Day, volunteers join sons and daughters of those whose names are inscribed on The Wall and affix long-stemmed roses with messages of love and honor, sent from across the country to those lost in the war.  Each message is read aloud and each rose is touched to the loved one's name on The Wall before finally being placed at the base of the Memorial.

The 2014 remembrance will begin on Sunday, June 15th at 8:00 am.


VETERANS DAY AT THE WALL

Each year thousands of visitors to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial gather to honor our nation’s veterans. On this special day, prominent Americans from all walks of life come to the Memorial to deliver thought-evoking and patriotic speeches. This ceremony pays tribute to all of our country’s servicemen and servicewomen, regardless of what conflict they served in.    

The 2014 ceremony will be held on Tuesday, November 11th at 1:00 pm at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. 


CHRISTMAS TREE

Before Christmas each year, the Memorial Fund staff and volunteers decorate a tree at the apex of The Wall. The tree is decorated with thousands of holiday messages sent to the Memorial Fund to honor those who served with the U.S. Armed Forces in Vietnam and other military conflicts and their families.

The 2014 ceremony will be held on Sunday, December 14th.