A new In Memory Plaque was installed near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial today.
The plaque is dedicated to 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 Wall.
The new granite plaque has bronze lettering making it easier for visitors to read the inscription. The original plaque was dedicated on November 10, 2004.
Each year, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s In Memory program pays tribute to those men and women who sacrificed for their country and a ceremony is held on Flag Day in June.
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 Wall. The tributes are collected by the National Park Service and stored in a permanent archive. In addition, the honorees are included in the Virtual In Memory Honor Roll to serve as a lasting reminder of their service and sacrifices.