A Name Without a Face

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
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Dear Jason,

Far too many of the names on The Wall are just that, a name. To the younger generation of visitors, the names are faceless strangers.

With your help and that of countless more Americans, we’re going to change that.

In case you haven’t heard, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund has plans to construct an Education Center near The Wall.

Join the campaign to build an Education  Center near The Wall

Join the campaign to build the Education Center and you’ll have the opportunity to own a special, limited-edition commemorative coin.

Since The Wall was dedicated in 1982, over 150,000 artifacts have been left here by loved ones and friends. Letters, medals, poems, articles of clothing, photos, and more. These artifacts made it vividly clear that there are thousands of stories that need to be told.

We want to put a face with every name.

Photos of every one of the men and women who died in Vietnam will be displayed in the Education Center. In addition, the Center will house the collection of artifacts and stories that will keep the memories of these patriots alive, as well as a timeline of military events of the War.

We’ve already raised nearly a third of the $85 million dollars needed to build the Center. I know that’s a lot of money… but together we can and we will reach our goal! If just 1,000 patriots give us a $100 tax-deductible donation this month, we’ll be so much closer to breaking ground on the Education Center.

I’m asking you to help keep the memories of those who fought and were lost in Vietnam alive by giving a tax-deductible gift today. And if you’re able to give a gift of $100 or more, you’ll receive a limited-edition commemorative coin (shown below) celebrating the Center.

Build the Center Benefit Commemorative  Coin

More than 30 years ago, many people doubted we would raise enough private funds to erect The Wall. It happened then, and I firmly believe it will happen again with the Education Center. The Center will be funded entirely by funds from patriots like you.

Your gift to help fund the Education Center will be used exclusively to help fund the Education Center.

Thank you.


Jan C. Scruggs
Founder and President

P.S. Hurry! Give by December 31 and your donation will qualify for a 2010 year-end tax-deduction!

Established in 1979, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., and promoting healing and educating about the impact of the Vietnam War. Authorized by Congress, its most recent initiative is building The Education Center at The Wall, an underground facility near the Memorial that is designed to add faces to all the names on The Wall and tell their stories to future generations. Other Memorial Fund initiatives include educational programs for students and teachers, and a traveling Wall replica.
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