Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
40th Anniversary of The Wall

In 1982 a promise was made to never forget those who served and sacrificed in the Vietnam War.

This year marks 40 years since that promise was made.

JOIN WITH US AND CELEBRATE THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WALL

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THE WALL THAT HEALS

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 700 communities throughout the nation, spreading the Memorial’s healing legacy to millions.

 

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Honor your Vietnam Veteran's Sacrifice
In Memory Program

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.

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Legacy Endowment

Unless we act now, the service and sacrifice of Vietnam veterans may be forgotten by future generations.

The Legacy Endowment will ensure the legacy of The Wall for the next 40 years and beyond.

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Reading of the Names

For the 7th time in our history, VVMF will host an in-person event where every single name on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is read in order of which it appears on The Wall.

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Daily Virtual Reading of The Names

Starting on November 7, 2021 VVMF will release a daily virtual Reading of the Names.  Every day at 3:00 p.m. EST, VVMF will play a daily reading of all the individuals who died upon that day in alphabetical order.

This daily virtual Reading of the Names is in addition to the in-person Reading of the Names that will be held in Washington, D.C., beginning on November 7, 2022.  For more information on this daily virtual reading and the in-person event, please visit: https://www.vvmf.org/rotn/

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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.

November 7-November 6, 2022

Daily Virtual Name Reading

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Virtual
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May 27-30, 2022

The Wall That Heals – Erie, PA

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Zem Zem Shrine Club
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May 30, 2022

Memorial Day Observance at The Wall

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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June 2-5, 2022

The Wall That Heals – Norwalk, CT

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Veteran’s Memorial Park
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November 7-10, 2022

The Reading of the Names

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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THE MEMORIAL
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ABOUT THE WALL

Learn about the history, the symbolism, and the power of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Narrated by National Park Service and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Volunteer Allen McCabe.

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Memorial Care

While The Wall sits on federal land managed by the National Park Service, VVMF has a partnership with NPS in which VVMF covers the majority of the expenses in caring for the site. Learn about the services we provide.

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In Memory

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.

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Our Mission
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Keep the Promise

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.

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Why We Remember

Actress Ann-Margret went to Vietnam to entertain the troops in 1966 and 1968. Looking back on her important and meaningful efforts, she reminds us all why we should remember the Vietnam era and those who served.

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We Will Never Forget

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.

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NEWS

Recent news from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund and about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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