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note, handwritten

  • Catalog Number:VIVE 00603
  • Accession Date:2/12/1985
  • Item Summary:Handwritten note dedicated to U.S. Army Major General (MG) George William Casey. The note is from a hometown acquaintance of MG Casey's family and reads, "9W 126 / General George Casey was the youngest general to die in Viet Nam. / I knew his family. / They were all very wonderful people. / [peace symbol]". The artifact was left at Panel 9W of The Wall by an anonymous donor between November 1984 - February 1985.

card, bi-fold greeting

  • Catalog Number:VIVE 00610
  • Accession Date:2/12/1985
  • Item Summary:Bi-fold, Christmas Originals brand greeting card & greeting card envelope. The interior surface of the Christmas card bears a handwritten inscription from, "K. Foley", dated, "Christmas 1984", which reads, "To you who did not return, who's [sic] families feel your absence and an emptiness this holiday season; / for you who returned and live with your memories; / may you draw strength from those memories and find peace this day and in days to come." The artifact was left at The Wall by K. Foley on the occasion of the Christmas holiday, December 25, 1984.

note, handwritten


  • Catalog Number:VIVE 00607
  • Accession Date:2/12/1985
  • Associated Name(s) on The Wall: N/A
  • Item Summary:Handwritten note composed upon the reverse surface of a Konica Medical Corporation business card belonging to, "JOSEPH FOLEY, B.S.R.T. / Technical Representative". The note is addressed to, "Tom", is from, "Joe", is undated, and reads, "Your family is scattered to the winds like fallen leaves. / I am here. / I remember. / Rest in Peace." The artifact was left at The Wall by Joseph Foley between November 1984 - February 1985.
  • Accession Group:VIVE-00005
  • Record Component Qty:1
  • Item Description:HANDWRITTEN NOTE. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A NOTE HANDWRITTEN IN BLUE INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT UPON THE REVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF A BUSINESS CARD PRINTED IN ORANGE, BLUE, & BLACK INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS UPON A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED SEGMENT OF WHITE, UNLINED CARDSTOCK. THE NOTE IS ADDRESSED TO, "TOM", IS SIGNED, "JOE", IS UNDATED, AND READS, "YOUR FAMILY IS SCATTERED TO THE WINDS LIKE FALLEN LEAVES. / I AM HERE. / I REMEMBER. / REST IN PEACE." AT THE UPPER, PROPER RIGHT-HAND CORNER OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF THE BUSINESS CARD, THE COMPANY NAME, "KONICA" IS PRINTED IN BLACK INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT TO THE PROPER LEFT-HAND SIDE OF THE KONICA CORPORATE LOGO (I.E. TWO (2) OPPOSING CRESCENT SHAPES, ORANGE AT THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE AND BLUE AT THE PROPER LEFT-HAND SIDE) PRINTED IN ORANGE & BLUE INK. THE CONTACT PHONE NUMBER, "(201) 794-0800" IS PRINTED IN BLACK INK AND ARABIC NUMERALS AT THE UPPER, PROPER LEFT-HAND CORNER OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF THE CARD, WHILE THE NAME/JOB TITLE/CONTACT PHONE NUMBER FOR THE DONOR, "JOSEPH FOLEY, B.S.R.T. / TECHNICAL REPRESENTATIVE / (800) 543-3000 EXT. 4328" IS PRINTED IN BLACK INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AT THE CENTER OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF THE BUSINESS CARD. PRINTED IN BLACK INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS ALONG THE LOWER EDGE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF THE BUSINESS CARD IS THE BUSINESS PHYSICAL ADDRESS, "KONICA MEDICAL CORPORATION / 57 BUSHES LANE, ELMWOOD PARK, NJ 07407".
  • Associated Item Text: Text of the printed & handwritten inscriptions upon the obverse and reverse object surfaces is transcribed in full, as follows: [Obverse object surface, printed inscriptions] "Konica / (201) 794-0800 / JOSEPH FOLEY, B.S.R.T. / Technical Representative / (800) 543-3000 Ext. 4328 / KONICA MEDICAL CORPORATION / 57 BUSHES LANE, ELMWOOD PARK, NJ 07407" / [Reverse object surface, handwritten inscriptions] "Tom, / Your family is scattered to the winds like fallen leaves. / I am here. / I remember. / Rest in Peace. / Joe"
  • Item Dimensions and Weight:
    • Item Weight: 1.2g
    • Item Length: 5.0cm
    • Item Width: 8.8cm
    • Item Height: N/A
    • Item Depth: N/A
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Items left at The Wall - The Virtual Collection

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated on November 13, 1982. Shortly thereafter, visitors to the Memorial began leaving items in memoriam to those killed and missing service members listed on The Wall. These artifacts now collectively comprise the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Collection -- a museum collection of more than 400,000 items held in the public trust by the National Park Service. Today, this Collection is among the largest and most actively researched collections in the National Capital Region.

The Collection is jointly curated by National Mall and Memorial Parks and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF). The VVMF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that relies upon public donations to continue its work, and receives no federal funding.