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Ceremonies

Memorial Day

The annual Memorial Day ceremony is co-hosted yearly by VVMF and the National Park Service to pay tribute to members of America’s armed forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam and in all conflicts. Check back soon for details on the May 25, 2020 Ceremony.

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In Memory Day

The In Memory Program honors those who served in Vietnam, returned home and later died as a result of their service. Every year there is a ceremony to pay tribute to these men and women who sacrificed so much for their country.

Learn more about the 2020 In Memory Ceremony

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Father's Day Rose Remembrance

Every year on Father’s Day, family members and volunteers affix long-stemmed roses with personal messages of love and remembrance and lay them at the base of The Wall and around the memorial site. Check back soon for details on how to sponsor a rose to be laid at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The activity will take place on June 21, 2020.

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Agent Orange Awareness Candlelight Display

On August 10, VVMF invites veterans and their families to lay a candle on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial site to bring awareness to Agent Orange and its continuing toll on Vietnam veterans and their families. Check back soon for details on how to sponsor a candle.

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POW/MIA Candlelight Remembrance

National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed on the third Friday in September. On this day, we take the time to remember our prisoners of war and those who are missing in action, as well as their families, with a candlelight remembrance at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. September 18th is POW/MIA Recognition Day this year. Check back soon for details on how to sponsor a candle.

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Veterans Day

The annual Veterans Day ceremony is co-hosted by VVMF and the National Park Service to pay tribute to all of our country’s servicemen and servicewomen, regardless of what conflict they served in. On this special day, prominent Americans from all walks of life come to the Memorial to deliver thought-evoking and patriotic speeches.

 

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Christmas Tree

Hosted by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Volunteers, the Christmas Tree Ceremony is a beautiful tradition that remembers all who served and sacrificed. A Christmas tree is decorated and stands at the apex of The Wall throughout the holiday season.

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Ceremony Photos

See all of the photos from ceremonies and events hosted at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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