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Care and Preservation

VVMF takes an active role concerning the physical needs of the three acre site on which the Vietnam Veterans Memorial rests. VVMF partners with the National Park Service (NPS) to care for The Wall, the Three Servicemen Statue, the flagpole, and the In Memory plaque. Annually, VVMF inscribes new names and makes status changes on the Memorial. VVMF provides nearly 100 volunteers with the necessary supplies to continue their work, including Name Directories and name rubbing materials.

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The Wall of Faces

The Wall of Faces connects a face and a story to each of the more than 58,000 names on The Wall. Collected photos are displayed online at VVMF’s Wall of Faces which features a page for each person whose name is on the Memorial. These pages allow family and friends to share memories, post pictures and connect with each other.

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Items Left at The Wall - Virtual Collection

Since The Wall was dedicated in 1982, more than 400,000 items have been left by visitors as remembrances and tributes. The National Park Service (NPS) collects, catalogs, and preserves these objects as part of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial collection. The virtual collection includes the curatorial records of a small portion of the items that have been left at The Wall over the years.

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The Wall That Heals

The Wall That Heals mobile exhibit features a three-quarter scale replica of The Wall in Washington, D.C. The exterior sides of the trailer that carries The Wall That Heals open to become a mobile Education Center. Information cases display photos of service members whose names are found on The Wall, along with items representative of those left at The Wall in D.C. Since it was unveiled in 1996, it has visited more than 400 communities throughout the nation, spreading the Memorial’s healing legacy to millions.

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In Memory

VVMF’s In Memory program honors Vietnam veterans whose lives were cut short as a result of their service in Vietnam, but are not eligible for inscription on The Wall under Department of Defense guidelines. Examples of causes of death that fit the criteria for inclusion in the program include:  exposure to Agent Orange, PTSD/suicide, cancer, diabetes, and heart attack.

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Ceremonies at The Wall

Each year, VVMF holds several ceremonies at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to help carry out its mission to honor those who have served and sacrificed for our country. Ceremonies on Memorial Day and Veterans Day draw thousands to The Wall and allow the public to remember and pay tribute to friends and loved ones whose names are inscribed on the Memorial as well as those veterans who returned home.

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Education

VVMF develops and distributes comprehensive and balanced education materials that help students learn about the lasting impact of the Vietnam War.

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