The first program is called the Wall of Faces. The virtual Wall of Faces is located a page on VVMF’s website (VVMF.org) dedicated to honoring and remembering every person whose name is inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. In an effort to further preserve the legacy of those who sacrificed all in Vietnam, VVMF is committed to finding a photo to go with each of the more than 58,000 names on The Wall. The Wall of Faces allows family and friends to share memories, post pictures and connect with each other. This allows Vietnam Vets, their children and grandchildren to see a lost service member picture to see and post stories about them. Click here to go to the VVMF Wall of Faces.
The second is called the In Memory Program. While their names are not on The Wall, the VVMF wants the Vietnam Veterans who have since died to be never forgotten. On the Vietnam Veterans Memorial site in Washington, D.C., a special plaque reads: "In Memory of the men and women who served in the Vietnam War and later died as a result of their service. We honor and remember their sacrifice.” If you have lost a member of your family who served in Vietnam you might consider submitting an application for the In Memory Program. Click here to go to the VVMF In Memory Page.
The Third is called The Wall That Heals. On Veterans Day 1996, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) unveiled a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., designed to travel to communities throughout the United States. Since its dedication, The Wall That Heals has been displayed at nearly 700 communities throughout the nation, spreading the Memorial’s healing legacy to millions. Bringing The Wall home to communities throughout our country allows the souls enshrined on the Memorial to exist once more among family and friends in the peace and comfort of familiar surroundings. The traveling exhibit provides thousands of veterans who have been unable to cope with the prospect of facing The Wall in Washington, DC to find the strength and courage to do so within their own communities, thus allowing the healing process to begin.The main components of The Wall That Heals are The Wall replica and the mobile Education Center. The Wall That Heals exhibit was on the road for more than 13,000 miles and visited 26 communities from coast to coast during its 2021 season. The Wall That Heals has been escorted by more than 3,000 vehicles into those communities, and we were able to spread The Wall’s healing legacy to nearly 200,000 visitors. Guided tours of the exhibit were provided to more than 12,000 students. Click here to go to the VVMF Wall That Heals Page.