Deadline January 31st

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Dear Supporter,

An important deadline is quickly approaching! You only have until January 31st to include your loved one in our “In Memory Day” ceremony.

What exactly is the “In Memory Day” event that will take place on April 18, 2011, at The Wall in Washington, D.C.?

Many Vietnam veterans died as a result of their service in the war. Yet the vets we honor on April 18th don’t meet the Department of Defense’s criteria for being listed on the The Wall.

“In Memory Day” offers an opportunity for you and other patriots to pay tribute to the service and sacrifice these men and women made for our country. During the ceremony the names of all the honorees are read aloud. Then at the ceremony’s closing, a certificate for each honoree is placed at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

These certificates – bearing the names of the honorees – are later collected by the National Park Service and stored in their permanent archive.

We also add their names to the “In Memory” Honor Roll book found on our website. You can review the names of everyone honored this way, and read more about the event here.

To have your loved one considered for the In Memory program in 2011, you must submit your application to VVMF by January 31, 2011.

There are three ways to get an application:

  1. Download a copy (PDF format) from the VVMF website.
  2. Call the Memorial Fund at 202-393-0090 and request than an application be sent to you.
  3. Send an email to and request that an application be sent to you.

On the application form, you’ll find more specifics on what other documents must be included with the application and where to send it when it is completed.

I’ll share more about this special day in future emails. Remember, all applications must be received by January 31, 2011, if you would like someone included in this year’s “In Memory” ceremony.


Jan C. Scruggs
Founder and President

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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