In Memory Application

The 2025 National Ceremony deadline for submission is March 29, 2025.

Applications received after this date will be considered for the 2026 Ceremony.
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 14, 2025; 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.

Along with the application we require:

  • Copy of DD214 or other military-issued documents verifying service in the Vietnam War
    • These documents should indicate that your veteran either: a) was in-country in Vietnam during the Vietnam War period, or b) received the Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, etc.
    • Please understand that we can not verify your veteran’s eligibility for In Memory without the above documentation.
    • We can not accept photographs of medals, pins, patches, or grave markers as proof of service in Vietnam.
    • VVMF is not affiliated with the National Archives and can not access your veteran’s documentation.  You can request their service records here:
  • Copy of death certificate or other formal notification of death
    • We do not consider cause of death or presence of service-related afflictions when determining eligibility for In Memory.
  • Two clear photographs of the honoree (we recommend one photo from the Vietnam era and one photo that is more recent)

An optional biography of no more than 300 words may also be submitted for inclusion on the veteran’s Honor Roll page.  See an example Honor Roll page here.  VVMF may edit extended biographies for length.

If you have any questions please email: [email protected] or review our Frequently Asked Questions