In Memory Application
The 2024 National Ceremony deadline for submission is March 29, 2024.
Hawaii applicants must submit their applications by January 8th, 2024 in order to see their honoree on the Mobile Education Center when The Wall That Heals visists Maui and Hilo.
Please note: This is not an application to add a name to The Wall. For more information on adding a name to The Wall, visit this page.
VVMF’s In Memory program honors those who returned home from Vietnam and later died. Having a veteran honored includes an invitation to the In Memory ceremony on June 15, 2024; an online remembrance page dedicated to your honoree through the In Memory Honor Roll; recognition through VVMF’s Mobile Education Center when The Wall That Heals visits your honoree’s home state; and a tribute certificate dedicated to your honoree and delivered to you.
To have a veteran considered for the 2024 In Memory ceremony, you must submit your application to VVMF by March 29, 2024. Applications submitted after this date will be considered for the 2025 ceremony.
Along with the application we require:
- Copy of DD214, or other military documents that establish service in the Vietnam war zone such as service records of certificates indicating receipt of a Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, etc.
- We can not accept photographs of medals or photographs of grave markers as proof of service in Vietnam
- VVMF is not affiliated with the National Archives and can not access these documents. You can request military documents here: http://www.archives.gov/veterans/
- Copy of death certificate or other formal notification of death
- Two clear photographs of the honoree (we recommend one photo from the Vietnam era and one photo that is more recent)
An optional biography may also be submitted. Please avoid handwritten bios, if possible. If the biography is longer than 300 words, VVMF may edit for length. The biography may include any information which you are comfortable with sharing. The photographs and biography submitted will be used to create the honoree’s Honor Roll page. See an example Honor Roll page here.
PLEASE DO NOT PRINT AND MAIL THIS PAGE. YOU CAN FIND THE PRINTABLE APPLICATION HERE.