The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, often simply called The Wall, has stood for 33 years in Washington, D.C.
Since its dedication on November 13, 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) has "pursued a mission of preserving the legacy of The Wall, promoting healing and educating about the impact of the Vietnam War." To further this mission, and to help personalize and memorialize each individual, the VVMF is building The Education Center to tell the stories of our fallen heroes and provide an educational experience about the Vietnam War. The heroic part of this project is one everyone can assist with: to find a photo to match every name on The Wall. You can help.
There are 1,307 names of Virginian Vietnam veterans listed on The Wall. WHRO is proud to spearhead a state-wide initiative and engage partners and community individuals to ensure every Virginian listed has a photo. The images will become part of the "Wall of Faces" - a lasting tribute for the Vietnam Memorial Education Center.
The VVMF is looking for any kind of photo to help bring the story of those listed on the Wall to life. Official military photos, yearbook photos, family photos, and personal remembrances are all welcome.WHRO's Research Tips Slover Library Resources