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DEADLINES: The deadline for specific name requests is Friday, August 17. All other requests are due no later than Friday, September 14.
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 Information Tent will be located on the Henry Bacon Ballfield near the corner of Henry Bacon Drive and Constitution Avenue.
WHEN WILL A NAME BE READ: Final notification of reading times will be sent by October 1.
The Reading of the Names will take place at The Wall for 65 hours over a four-day period beginning with an opening ceremony on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. Volunteers will read names for approximately eight hours from 4 p.m. on November 7 to 12 a.m. on November 8. Participants will then read the names for 19 hours daily from 5 a.m. until 12 a.m. on November 8, 9, and 10.
The following are approximations of when names will be read according to date of casualty.
|Wednesday, November 7||June 1956||October 1966|
|Thursday, November 8||October 1966||March 1968|
|Friday, November 9||March 1968||April 1969|
|Saturday, November 10||April 1969||May 1975|
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.
TAXIS: Taxis are usually available along Constitution Avenue.
QUESTIONS: If you have any questions please email ROTN@vvmf.org
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