VVMF’s In Memory Day Ceremony will be held on April 18 at 10 a.m. While this may seem far off, deadlines for submitting applications for the In Memory program and the special hotel room rate from the Washington Marriott are both fast approaching.
The In Memory program honors those who died as a result of the Vietnam War, but whose deaths do not fit the Department of Defense criteria for inclusion on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
VVMF is still accepting applications for individuals to be included in this year’s In Memory Day Ceremony, but you must act quickly: the application deadline is Monday, Jan. 31. If you know someone whose death was related to Vietnam War involvement and you would like to see that person honored in the In Memory program, click here to download the In Memory application. The application must be returned, along with a copy of the death certificate, proof of service in Vietnam, a clear photograph of the honoree and a short biography, by Jan. 31.
You can visit the National Personnel Records Center website to learn how to obtain proof of service in Vietnam.
VVMF has obtained a special hotel rate for ceremony attendees from the Washington Marriott, located at 22nd and M Streets, NW, Washington, D.C. Under the special rate, rooms are available at $194 (plus tax) per night for April 15-19, 2011. Reservations must be made on or by Thursday, March 17. To make a reservation, call the Washington Marriott directly at 1.800.228.9290 or 202.872.1500 and reference the special Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund 2011 In Memory Room Block rate.
If you miss the room rate deadline, you can contact the Washington, D.C. accommodations hotline for assistance at 1.800.554.2220 or www.dcaccommodations.com.