Reading Of The Names



Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - Friday, November 10, 2017



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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is hosting the Reading of the Names of more then 58,000 service members inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. as part of the special activities planned for November 2017 to commemorate The Wall’s 35th Anniversary.

The Reading of the Names will take place at The Wall for 65 hours over a four-day period beginning with an opening ceremony on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.  Volunteers will read names for approximately eight hours from 4 p.m. on November 7 to 12 a.m. on November 8.  Participants will then read the names for 19 hours daily from 5 a.m. until 12 a.m. on November 8, 9, and 10.

The Reading of the Names has taken place in Washington, D.C. just five other times in The Wall’s history.  In November 1982, the names were read aloud at Washington National Cathedral as part of a week-long National Salute to Vietnam Veterans.  The names were read at The Wall during the 10th Anniversary celebration in November 1992, during the 20th Anniversary celebration in 2002, 25th Anniversary celebration in 2007 and during the 30th Anniversary celebration in 2012.

Join us for this monumental event, as a reader or as a spectator, in honor of their sacrifice.

More information to come.