The deadline for individuals to honor loved ones through VVMF’s In Memory program in 2011 is approaching quickly. Applications must be received by Jan. 31, 2011.
In Memory Day honors those who died as a result of the Vietnam War, but whose deaths do not fit the Department of Defense criteria for inclusion upon the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Every year, a ceremony is held to pay tribute to these men and women who sacrificed so much for their country. The ceremony is held on the third Monday in April – In Memory Day.
During the In Memory Day ceremony, the names of all the honorees are read aloud. At the conclusion of the ceremony, certificates bearing the honorees’ names are placed at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The tributes are collected by the National Park Service and stored in their permanent archive. In addition, the honorees are included in the In Memory Honor Roll book to serve as a lasting reminder of their service and sacrifices.
If you know of anyone whose death was related to Vietnam War involvement and you would like to see him or her honored in the In Memory program, please complete an In Memory application and return it to VVMF, along with a copy of the death certificate, proof of service in Vietnam, a clean photograph of the honoree and a short biography.
Click here to download the In Memory application. Visit the National Personnel Records Center Web site here to obtain proof of service in Vietnam.