Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
Based in Arlington, Virginia, VVMF (the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund) is the nonprofit organization authorized by the U.S. Congress in 1980 to build a national memorial dedicated to all who served with the U.S. armed forces in the Vietnam War. Incorporated on April 27, 1979 by a group of veterans led by Jan C. Scruggs, the organization sought a tangible symbol of recognition from the American people for those who served in the war.
The result was the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (commonly referred to as The Wall), which has become one of the most visited memorials in Washington, D.C. with an estimated 5.6 million annual visitors.
Since the dedication of The Wall, VVMF has pursued a mission of preserving the legacy of The Wall, promoting healing and educating about the impact of the Vietnam War. Our latest initiative is the campaign to build the Education Center at The Wall. The Education Center will show the pictures and tell the stories of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam, provide a rich educational experience on the Vietnam War, show some of the more than 400,000 items left at The Wall, and celebrate the values exhibited by America’s service members in all wars.
Walking Tour of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Tour the Vietnam Veterans Memorial with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation. Learn about the history of the memorial, individual stories of people on The Wall, and see artifacts that have been left there. This program is for Senior Division students on Monday and Junior Division students on Tuesday. It has a capacity of 35 participants.
Location: Vietnam Veterans Memorial, National Mall
Monday, June 11, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (Senior Division students)
Tuesday, June 12, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (Junior Division students)
Wednesday, June 13, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (Junior or Senior Division students)