• In commemoration of the 35 Anniversary of The Wall, join VVMF for the Reading of the Names from Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - Friday, November 10, 2017 LEARN MORE
  • Join us for an evening reception honoring Maya Lin, designer of The Wall, at the Willard Hotel. Details
  • Join us for the annual Veterans Day Observance at The Wall on Friday, November 11, 2017 RSVP
  • See photos from ceremonies at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial VIEW THE PHOTO GALLERY

Each year, VVMF holds several ceremonies and special events at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to help carry out its mission to honor, preserve and educate. 

Planning a trip to The Wall or attending one of our ceremonies? We can help.

PLAN YOUR VISIT


UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Reading of the Names

Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017-November 10, 2017
Start Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Vietnam Veterans Memorial

DETAILS

 

Evening Reception honoring Maya Lin (ticketed event)

Date: Friday, November 10, 2017
Start Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: The Willard Hotel

TICKET INFORMATION

 

Breakfast and discussion with Lynn Novick, co-director of The Vietnam War (ticketed event)

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Start Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: The Hamilton Live

PURCHASE TICKETS

 

Veterans Day Observance at The Wall

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Start Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Vietnam Veterans Memorial

RSVP

 

Christmas Tree Ceremony at The Wall

Hosted by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Volunteers
Date: December 16, 2017
Start Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: TBD


PAST EVENTS

 

POW/MIA Recognition Day Candle Remembrance

Date: September 15, 2017
Start Time: 7:00 p.m.

In Memory Day Ceremony

Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017
Ceremony Start Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: East Knoll of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Father's Day Rose Remembrance

Date: Sunday, June 18, 2017
Start Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Memorial Day Observance at The Wall

Date: Monday, May 29, 2017

WATCH: Keynote remarks by filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

Christmas Tree Ceremony at The Wall

Hosted by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Volunteers
Date: Saturday, December 16, 2016

Annual Veterans Day Observance at The Wall

Date: Friday, November 11, 2016

 


MEMORIAL DAY

The annual Memorial Day ceremony is hosted yearly by the Memorial Fund and the National Park Service to pay tribute to members of America’s armed forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam and in all conflicts.

IN MEMORY DAY

The In Memory program honors those who died as a result of the Vietnam War, but whose deaths do not fit the Department of Defense criteria for inclusion upon the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Every year there is a ceremony to pay tribute to these men and women who sacrificed so much for their country.

FATHER'S DAY ROSE REMEMBRANCE

Every year on Father's Day, volunteers join sons and daughters of those whose names are inscribed on The Wall and affix long-stemmed roses with messages of love and honor, sent from across the country to those lost in the war.  Each rose is placed at the base of the Memorial.

VETERANS DAY AT THE WALL

Each year thousands of visitors to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial gather to honor our nation’s veterans. On this special day, prominent Americans from all walks of life come to the Memorial to deliver thought-evoking and patriotic speeches. This ceremony pays tribute to all of our country’s servicemen and servicewomen, regardless of what conflict they served in. 

CHRISTMAS TREE

Hosted by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Volunteers, the Christmas Tree Ceremony is a beautiful tradition that remembers all who served and sacrificed. A Christmas tree is decorated and stands at the apex of The Wall throughout the holiday season.

 

THE WALL THAT HEALS EVENTS

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