Pictured: Photos of veterans on VVMF's virtual Wall of Faces, an online memorial that honors the more than 58,000 veterans with names inscribed on The Wall in Washington, D.C.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) is pleased to announce that more than 48,000 photos have been collected for the nationwide Wall of Faces effort. The Wall of Faces effort aims to put a face to the more than 58,000 names inscribed on The Wall in Washington, D.C.
To date, 48,289 photos have been collected. Fewer than 10,000 photos are still missing.
Part of VVMF's mission is to preserve the legacy of those who served and sacrificed in Vietnam, and this is one way to ensure these veterans are remembered for generations to come.
Collected photos are currently displayed on VVMF’s virtual Wall of Faces. The Wall of Faces is an online memorial dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Visitors can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.
To date, 17 states have found every photo for their fallen. The completed states include: Maryland, Nebraska, Washington, Colorado, Alaska, Utah, Nevada, Oregon, Idaho, Hawaii, Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, New Mexico, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
VVMF is enlisting in the help of volunteers and supporters across the country to find the remaining photos.
"Behind every name is a story," said Jim Knotts, CEO of VVMF. "We’re calling upon everyone to help us remember the service and sacrifice by doing a little detective work. We can’t let these service members be forgotten."
If you have a picture of a loved one or fellow veteran whose name is on The Wall, please help VVMF honor these individuals by putting a face with a name. VVMF encourages the public to submit as many photos of each individual as possible.
Along with the virtual Wall of Faces, photos and stories of the more than 58,000 veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Vietnam War will also be displayed at the future Education Center at The Wall.
To submit a photo or to learn more on how-to submit a photo, click here.