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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.

Watch the Memorial Day 2020 virtual commemoration at: www.vvmf.org/alwaysremember.

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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.

VVMF has made the decision to cancel the 2020 In Memory ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more here.

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Father's Day Rose Remembrance

This Father’s Day, VVMF is assisting Sons and Daughters in Touch in holding a virtual ceremony to honor their fathers who are inscribed on The Wall. We hope you’ll join us in this virtual Father’s Day commemoration by sending in a video tribute and then coming back here on Sunday, June 21st at 1:00 p.m. to watch the commemoration.

Every Father’s Day, VVMF remembers fathers on The Wall, those service members on The Wall who never had a chance to come home and start a family as well as those fathers who later died as a result of their service in Vietnam.

Watch the Father’s Day 2020 virtual commemoration at: www.vvmf.org/fathers-day.

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Agent Orange Awareness Candlelight Display

On August 10, 2020, and with your support, we will light up the Vietnam Veterans Memorial site in orange candlelight for our first-ever Agent Orange Awareness event. You can help “bring light” to the suffering Agent Orange has spread since its first use on August 10th, 1961.

Click here to sponsor a candle and help “bring light” to the suffering Agent Orange has spread.

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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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