10 ways to honor veterans in 2015

2014 was great to VVMF. Fourteen U.S. service members took their rightful place next to their fallen brothers and sisters on The Vietnam Veterans Memorial during our Name Additions on Mother’s Day Ceremony. Eight men who were once missing in action, were finally accounted for and had their statues changed. VVMF launched its newest education curriculum, and the annual In Memory Ceremony was its largest to date – honoring 131 veterans who lost their lives as a result of their service.


And there was more!

VVMF makes it a priority to honor veterans, past and present, every day of the year. Recognizing members of our nation’s armed forces doesn’t need to come twice a year on Veterans Day and Memorial Day. See how you can help show your support in 2015!


10. Put a face to the Vietnam fallen.

With less than 20,000 photos to put a face to every name on The Wall, VVMF is asking for your help! Each photo collected will be seen at the future Education Center and online.

9. Donate to help build The Education Center at The Wall.

A place that will show the faces of the more than 58,000 Vietnam fallen, as well as pay tribute to America’s legacy of service, The Education Center will teach future generations about service and sacrifice. It will display the more than 400,000 objects left at The Wall, show a timeline of the Vietnam War, and tell the stories of our veterans. With final design of the Center approved, projected construction is expected in 2018, with an opening in 2020.

8. Share the Hometown Heroes curriculum with your friends, teachers, and educators.

7. Plan a visit! 

6. Visit The Wall That Heals on the road!

The traveling replica and mobile Education Center will make its first stop in Tampa come January!

5. Leave a remembrance for those who served and sacrificed.

4. Join the VVMF mailing list!

3. Request a name rubbing.

It’s free and we mail it straight to you.

 2. Honor a loved one who lost their life to Agent Orange or PTSD as a result of their service, through our In Memory program

1. Thank a veteran! It’s never too late to show your gratitude.

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Wishing you a happy, healthy 2015!