VVMF is raising the approximately $125 million to build the Education Center at The Wall.  This Center will house some of the more than 400,000 items left at The Wall and show the faces of the more than 58,000 names enshrined on The Wall.  


More than 60% of the U.S. population was not alive during the Vietnam War.  Now, more than ever, we need to educate younger generations about the significance of the Vietnam Era and the important role that The Wall played in the history of our nation.   

The Education Center at The Wall will: 

  • It will put a face to every one of the more than 58,000 names listed on The Wall and help ensure that the Memorial will continue to speak about the importance of honoring our veterans and remembering those who died serving their country.
  • It will share some of the hundreds of thousands of objects left at The Wall by families, military comrades, and others over more than three decades.
  • It will provide a historical account of the events that took place on the battlefield and the homefront during the Vietnam Era.
  • It will tell the story of how The Wall became a site of individual grief and public mourning in the years following a painful and divisive war. 
  • It will include voices of veterans who returned to tell us their stories and preserve memories of those who did not.


The Education Center at The Wall was designed by the world renown firms, Ennead Architects and Ralph Appelbaum Associates.

The Educational content of the Center is generated and reviewed by the Education Center Content Advisory Committee.  Learn more.  


The Education Center at The Wall will be located directly across the street from Vietnam Veterans Memorial and adjacent to the Lincoln Memorial.