More than 8,000 photos are still needed for the virtual Wall of Faces.

Help us honor the fallen: vvmf.org/wall-of-faces

Submit a picture of a service member with a name on The Wall in Washington, D.C., learn more about them, or leave a remembrance. Veterans with birthdays today are featured on our front page.
"Welcome home. Thank you. We appreciate you." —President Barack Obama to our Vietnam veterans.

A look back at the 2012 remarks he made at The Wall commemorating the 50th anniversary of Vietnam War→bit.ly/2jfMQAM
*Please note: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial will be closed on Thursday, Jan. 19 beginning at 4 a.m. until around 6 p.m*

In regard to the "Voices of the People" and the "Make American Great Again!" inaugural welcome celebrations on Thursday, Jan. 19, the Lincoln Memorial, D.C. War Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and World War II Memorial will be closed.

Road Closures, Logistics Announced for Inauguration Welcome Celebrations at Lincoln Memorial

nps.gov
Half a century later, the Vietnam War is still a presence in our lives.

Haunted by Vietnam

nytimes.com
Today we honor Carey White of Smyrna, Georgia, who passed away in 2014. Today would have been his birthday. He is remembered by his wife:

"Carey Paul White is lovingly remembered today on his 68th birthday, born January 17, 1949, by his wife, Gail, sons Matthew and Timothy, daughter, Kellie, son-in-law Charles and grandchildren, John and Briana. Carey passed away at age 65 as a result of...
View details ⇨
The chronological order of names allows veterans who were in a battle to see their friends forever united on The Wall. Many veterans are brought back in time - allowing a cathartic healing to occur.
"Thank you does not begin to repay you for the ultimate sacrifice you gave for your country and for me, but once again thank you."

Crucifix Left in Memory of U.S. Army Capt. John Meigs Graham

vvmf.org
Today we honor John Black of Idabel, Oklahoma, who fell in 1968. Today would have been his birthday. He is remembered by his nephew:

"Uncle John was the Youngest of the G O Black family, and was Loved by all. John grew up in the Small Town of Idabel, Oklahoma. He is missed daily by Brothers, Sisters, Many Nieces and Nephews, Friends and a Son. I wish I could hear you play your Guitar and sing...
View details ⇨
"They are names which run deep into the heart of America, each testimony to a family's decision, sometime in the past, to wrench itself from home and culture to test our country's promise of new opportunities and a better life."
-William Broyles, Marine infantry lieutenant
The cousin of Staff Sgt. John Morgan, who was killed in Vietnam in 1966, poses as he displays the family photos and mementos that fill his mantle.

Photo Found Of Fallen Vietnam Vet - The Daily Record

mydailyrecord.com
A look from behind the Three Servicemen Statue. They came from all backgrounds and creeds.

(Photo/Dan Arant)
If you are coming to Washington, D.C. for the In Memory ceremony June, special room rates are available at the DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC - Crystal City until May 17, 2017 or until the block is sold-out.

Headquarters Hotel: 2017 In Memory Weekend

vvmf.org
We have heard about the losses so many have experienced after the Vietnam War. And you are not alone.

If you lost a Vietnam veteran to service-connected illnesses attributed to Agent Orange exposure or PTSD, apply by March 3rd to be a part of the In Memory program. We will honor your veteran at the In Memory ceremony in June.

Apply here: (/Dan Arant)
We are re-sharing this blog to spread awareness about the effects of Agent Orange. Operation Ranch Hand, which sprayed some 20 million gallons of herbicides, began on this day in 1962.

Agent Orange During the Vietnam War And Its Effects Today

bit.ly
The daughter of Sgt. Chervony leaves one of the last photographs she has of her family, at The Wall.

"Mom went to be with you, as you know, on May 9, 1997, the day after your 50th birthday."

Family Photo Left for Fallen U.S. Army Sgt. Eddie Chervony

vvmf.org
Michael McCarthy passed away on March 8, 2016 as a result of heart disease and complications from diabetes attributed to his Agent Orange exposure while in Vietnam. He was 69 years old.

U.S. Navy Vet Gives Life for His Country 50 years Later

vvmf.wordpress.com