Our Work

In addition to the campaign to build the Education Center at The Wall, VVMF continues in its mission through numerous activities that include:

CARE OF THE MEMORIAL SITE

The Memorial Fund takes an active role concerning the physical needs of The Wall, The Three Servicemen statue and flagpole, the directories of names, and the rest of the three-acre site on which the Vietnam Veterans Memorial rests.
 

FACES NEVER FORGOTTEN

Organizing individuals on the grassroots level to gather photos of those from their communities whose names are on The Wall and pursue remembrance activities in their towns. All photos and stories collected will be featured in the Education Center when it is built and also shared on VVMF’s Virtual Wall of Faces.
 

ANNUAL CEREMONIES

Hosting ceremonies on Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Veterans Day and during the Christmas holidays, which allow the public throughout the year to remember and pay tribute to friends and loved ones whose names are inscribed on the Memorial.
 

IN MEMORY PROGRAM

Maintaining the In Memory program that sets aside a day each year to honor those who served in Vietnam and died prematurely as a result of that service, but whose deaths do not fit the criteria for inclusion on The Wall. This includes deaths that may have resulted from Cholangiocarcinoma, exposure to Agent Orange or PTSD.  

View the In Memory Honor Roll

 

EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Developing and distributing comprehensive and balanced educational materials that incorporate the lessons of the Vietnam War era to provide students with a greater sense of responsibility, leadership and global understanding. 
 

THE WALL THAT HEALS TRAVELING WALL

Coordinating and managing The Wall That Heals touring exhibition, featuring a half-scale replica of The Wall and a museum that takes the Memorial’s healing legacy to communities nationwide. Millions of people have visited The Wall That Heals since its 1996 inception.
 

VIRTUAL WALL OF FACES

The Virtual Wall of Faces features a page for every person whose name is on the Memorial. These pages allow family and friends to share memories, post pictures and connect with each other.
 

MEMORIAL VOLUNTEERS

Providing nearly 100 Memorial volunteers with the necessary supplies to continue their useful work of honoring, healing and educating, and hosting an annual appreciation luncheon for these dedicated individuals.
 

NAME RUBBINGS FROM THE MEMORIAL

Providing free name rubbings to the public.  These name rubbings help individuals who can't physically or fiscally make it to The Wall to have a special piece of the Memorial.