Frequently Asked Questions - Reading of the Names

NAME READER INSTRUCTIONS:  Click here to download reader instructions. 

CONNECT WITH THE READING OF THE NAMES EVENT: A live stream of the event will be available on the VVMF Facebook page. Make sure to "LIKE" the page for more details and join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #NROTN.

LOCATION: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is located along Constitution Avenue between 21st and 23rd Streets, northeast of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall.  The VVMF Check-in Tent will be located on the East Knoll along Constitution Avenue and 23rd Street.  Map


There will be an Opening ceremony on the East Knoll at 9:00 AM.  

Name Reading will begin at approximately 10:00AM.  

There will be a Closing ceremony on the East Knoll at approximately 6:00 PM

ATTIRE:  Dress for comfort and weather.  This is an outdoor event and will take place rain or shine.

PARKING: Parking will be limited so we recommend utilizing public transportation.

If you have any questions about handicapped parking, please contact the National Park Service public affairs at 202.619.7222.

METRO: There are two Metro stops within walking distance to the Memorial.

  • Foggy Bottom/George Washington University, blue or orange line, is the closest stop – turn right at the top of the stairs and walk south on 23rd Street about six blocks and that will bring you right to the Memorial.
  • Smithsonian, blue or orange line, is about twice as far as the Foggy Bottom stop – at top of escalator you will be facing the Capitol, turn around and walk west past the Washington Monument until you reach the Vietnam Veterans Memorial entrance around 21st and Constitution Avenue.

For more information about Metro please visit or click here.

TAXIS: Taxis are usually available along Constitution Avenue.

QUESTIONS: If you have any questions please email