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Phone: (202) 393-0090, ext. 109
April 20, 2012
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Founder Pays Visit to Lone Star State Capital
Jan Scruggs travels to Austin, TX to raise support for
Education Center at The Wall
WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday, April 23rd, Jan C. Scruggs, President and Founder of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) will visit Austin, Texas as part of the Fund’s mission to honor the more than 58,000 service-members inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (The Wall) in Washington, DC. During meetings with government leaders and veterans service organizations, Mr. Scruggs will present the latest plans for the Education Center at The Wall. While in Texas, state and local leaders will join Scruggs in support of VVMF’s National Call For Photos – a combined campaign to gather photographs and stories of the state’s fallen heroes.
The day of meetings will begin with a briefing to gathered leaders of various veterans groups. The presentation will be at 10:00 (CDT) at American Legion Post 76, 2201 Veterans Drivein Austin.
To date, VVMF has collected photographs 1,327 of the more that 3,400 Texans listed on The Wall. During the day of meetings, Scruggs and others will ask all Texans to participate in the initiative and locate photos of the remaining 2,100 Texans on the memorial. When collected, all photos will be displayed for generations to come at The Education Center at The Wall, a place on our National Mall where our military heroes' stories and sacrifice will never be forgotten.
“Texans suffered some of the worst hardships of any state during the Vietnam War,” said Jan Scruggs. “The Education Center at The Wall will allow Americans to put faces with the names of brave men and women who lost their lives, fostering their appreciation and respect for generations to come.”
VVMF urges Texans to assist the National Call for Photos by submitting pictures of fallen service-members to be scanned at the Call For Photos event, and by generously supporting the Education Center. Together, we can ensure that the sacrifices of our military heroes are never forgotten.
How to Submit a Photo
If you have a picture of a loved one or fellow veteran whose name is on The Wall, please help the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund honor these individuals by putting a face with their name. You may use either of the following methods to submit your photograph:
If you have a digital copy of the photograph, you can upload the photograph at http://vvmf.org/submit_other.
Mail a copy of your photograph
Make a copy of your photo. VVMF does not want original photos and cannot be responsible for returning photos. When having the photo copied, ask the photo professional to make it the highest quality possible, use a glossy finish and reproduce the photo at an 8 x 10 size, if possible. Be sure to include the photo submission form, and please indicate on the front of the envelope that a photo is enclosed. Mail to:
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
Attn: Call for Photos
2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Suite 104
Washington, D.C. 20037
For more information about how to add a photograph to the collection, please contact VVMF at (202) 393-0090 or via email at email@example.com.
About VVMF and the Education Center at the Wall
Established in 1979, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., promoting healing and educating about the impact of the Vietnam War.The Education Center at The Wall is a place on our National Mall where our military heroes' stories and sacrifice will never be forgotten.
Support the Education Center at The Wall by visiting www.buildthecenter.org, calling 866-990-WALL.
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