Campaign for the Education Center at The Wall
The Education Center at The Wall will be located on the National Mall, across the street from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial.
The Education Center will show the pictures and tell the stories of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam, provide a rich educational experience on the Vietnam War, show some of the more than 400,000 items left at The Wall, and celebrate the values exhibited by America’s service members in all wars.
The Education Center will put a face to every name on The Wall, along with remembrances for each. The exhibit will also recognize soldiers who served in more recent American conflicts.
The Timeline will be a unique telling of one of the most divisive moments in U.S. history. The visitor will be immersed in a rich multimedia experience, from the battlefront to the home front, and back again.
At the Center’s core will be a selection of the more than 400,000 items left at The Wall. Through the objects, visitors will grasp the healing of those affected by war.
The Legacy of Service will introduce visitors to the long tradition of service to the country, from the Revolutionary War to the present day. It will honor all who have answered the call to duty.
The campaign to build the Education Center at The Wall is an effort to build an educational and honorific component to one of the nation’s most powerful and moving memorials.
The Education Center at The Wall will:
- Put a face to every one of the more than 58,000 names listed on The Wall
- Share some of the hundreds of thousands of objects left at The Wall by families, military comrades, and others over more than three decades.
- Provide a historical account of the events that took place on the battlefield and the homefront during the Vietnam Era.
- Tell the story of The Wall
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THE TIME IS NOW
The time is now for the Education Center at The Wall.
The campaign to build the Education Center at The Wall is well under way. The land has been appropriated. Final design approvals are in hand. All we need is your financial support.
Just like when we built The Wall, there can be no government funding to build the Education Center. It will take more than $100M to make the Education Center a reality.
With each passing day, we lose more Vietnam veterans. Their stories must be preserved and told now so that future generations never forget the lessons of the Vietnam era.
Help us achieve our goal to educate all generations about the lasting impact of the war. Join our campaign to build the Center.
Gifts large and small are needed to help build the Center. DONATE NOW
Special recognition opportunities are available for gifts starting at $100,000. Gifts of $1,000,000 and above will be recognized inside the Education Center in our Donor Recognition area, viewable by an estimated 2.5 million visitors every year.
Individuals, corporations, foundations, or organizations interested in joining these generous sponsors by becoming a major contributor to the Education Center at The Wall campaign should contact Viktor Zikas at 202-393-0090, or by email at email@example.com.
**All renderings of the Center by Ralph Appelbaum Associates