HONOR. PRESERVE. EDUCATE.
Honor all who served. Preserve the memories of those who left us. Educate current and future generations.
On Veterans Day 1996, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) unveiled a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., designed to travel to communities throughout the United States. The Wall That Heals exhibit features a three-quarter scale replica of The Wall and a mobile Education Center. Since its dedication, The Wall That Heals has been displayed at nearly 600 communities throughout the nation, spreading the Memorial’s healing legacy to millions.
Take a virtual tour of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to learn more about The Wall and all of the elements that make up the memorial.
Since the Vietnam War ended, thousands of Vietnam veterans have died each year due to Agent Orange exposure, PTSD/suicide, cancer and other causes related to their service. The In Memory program honors those who returned home from Vietnam and later died.
Recent news from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund and about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
- “Update on VVMF events and COVID-19” (04/3/2020)
- “VVMF Statement on Memorial Day 2020” (03/27/2020)
- Fewer than 300 photos needed to complete The Wall of Faces (01/14/2020)
- Christmas Tree Ceremony set for Dec. 14 (11/25/2019)
- “Pennsylvania finds every photo for their Vietnam fallen” (11/20/2019)
- “Fewer than 400 photos needed to complete The Wall of Faces”(11-05-2019)
- “VVMF Announces 2020 The Wall That Heals Tour Schedule” (10-30-2019)
- “534 Vietnam veterans to be honored at 2019 In Memory Ceremony” (05-30-2019)
- “VVMF completes audit of the names on The Wall” (05-23-2019)
- “Less than 1,000 photos remain for The Wall of Faces” (05-22-2019)
- “Nine service members repatriated in 2018,statuses changed on The Wall” (05-16-2019
- VVMF Board of Directors elect five new Board Members (07-02-19)
- 2019 Annual Memorial Day Observance at The Wall (05-22-2019)
“YOUR STORIES. YOUR WALL” BLOG
Each year, VVMF holds several ceremonies and special events at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and across the country with The Wall That Heals to help carry out its mission to honor, preserve and educate.
Behind each name on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a life cut short and a family changed forever. Filmmaker Ken Burns is asking you to keep the promise The Wall was built on – never forget.
Ann-Margret went to Vietnam to entertain the troops in 1966 and 1968. She tells us why we should remember the era and those who served.
Nearly three million Americans served in Vietnam and more than 58,000 have their names inscribed on The Wall. Join actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise in ensuring their legacies are never forgotten.