Father's Day Weekend
Honoring Our Fathers

This Father’s Day Weekend we will be hosting two special events:

In Memory Day (6/15) & Father’s Day (6/16)

On In Memory Day will honor 656 veterans who returned home from Vietnam and later died.  On Father’s Day we will lay thousands of roses at the Memorial site in honor of the fathers on The Wall, those who never had a chance to come home and start a family, and those who later died after the War ended.

2024 In Memory Ceremony Father’s Day Rose Remembrance

National PTSD Awareness Day - June 27th
PTSD Awareness Month

Some left Vietnam but Vietnam didn’t leave them.  Thousands of Vietnam veterans have battled PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – and it has impacted their lives and the lives of their families in many ways.

Join us on June 27, 2024 – National PTSD Awareness Day – as we will bring light to the continuing dark toll of the war.

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2024 Memorial Day Ceremony

Watch the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, featuring keynote remarks from Vietnam veteran and Founder/Executive Chairman of FedEx Corporation, Frederick W. Smith.  

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Echoes of the Vietnam War
"Front Man"

Bruce Springsteen’s song “The Wall” was inspired, in large part, by a musician he idolized in his youth. Walter Cichon was the front man for a band called the Motifs, who were taking the New Jersey shore by storm in mid-to-late 1960’s. Walter’s voice was forever silenced in Vietnam when he was just 21 years old, but his indomitable spirit lives on through those who knew him.

 

Hear Walter’s Story

 

 

Honor your Vietnam Veteran's Sacrifice
In Memory Program

 

Since the Vietnam War ended, thousands of Vietnam veterans have suffered 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.

2024 In Memory Ceremony

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THE WALL THAT HEALS

The Wall That Heals exhibit features a three-quarter scale replica of The Wall and a mobile Education Center designed to travel to communities throughout the country. 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.

 

Learn More 2024 Tour Schedule “Buy A Mile”

 

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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.

June 20-23, 2024

The Wall That Heals – Asheboro, NC

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South Asheboro Middle School
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June 27, 2024

PTSD Awareness Day

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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August 10, 2024

Agent Orange Awareness

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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November 11, 2024

Veterans Day

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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December 7, 2024

Christmas Tree at The Wall

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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CONNECTING VETERANS AND SHARING YOUR STORIES

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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 suffered due to Agent Orange exposure, PTSD and other illnesses 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 Must Never Forget

Former Secretary of Defense and Vietnam veteran Chuck Hagel asks you to remember the sacrifice of the more than 58,000 service members on The Wall.

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PRESERVE
Our History
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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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Ensure their Legacies

Sharon Bannister asks what life may have been like if her father had come home from the war. While they didn’t get to do the things she dreams about – he did his duty – and should be remembered.

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Preserve Their Stories

The Vietnam War is not ancient history to Gold Star daughter Marty Marks. Her family lives with the pain and loss of her father to this day. She reminds us why we should work to preserve the stories of those we’ve lost.

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