Since the Vietnam War ended, thousands of Vietnam veterans have suffered due to Agent Orange exposure, PTSD and other illnesses as a result of their service. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) believes all those who served in Vietnam should be honored and remembered for their service. The In Memory program enables the families and friends of those who came home and later died the opportunity to have them be forever memorialized.
The plaque on the grounds of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial site in Washington, D.C. that honors these veterans was dedicated in 2004 and 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.
The Wall That Heals will be on display in the Town of Babylon from October 5-8, 2023. As part of the exhibit, local Vietnam Veterans who have passed away after returning home are eligible to have their name and photo as part of the In Memory display at the mobile Education Center. Apply by the September 5, 2023 deadline to have your loved one’s photo on display.
There is no cost to have a veteran honored and the application process is simple. To honor a loved one, you only need to complete a short application and submit the veteran’s DD214 showing their proof of service in Vietnam, a copy of their death certificate and two photographs. Additional information on the In Memory program and the application form can be found here: In Memory Program.