Honor A Veteran

Since the Vietnam War ended, thousands of Vietnam veterans have died each year due to Agent Orange exposure, PTSD/suicide, cancer and other causes related to their service. In an effort to honor these veterans, VVMF has/offers/hosts the In Memory program, which provides a way for family members and friends to honor those who returned home from Vietnam and later passed away.

When a Vietnam veteran is honored through the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s (VVMF) In Memory program, their photo will be included on an Honor Roll display alongside the images of other honorees from Virginia.

To be included in the In Memory Honor Roll display when “The Wall That Heals” comes to The City of Covington in October 2024, the VVMF must have received your application before September 3, 2024. 

Please Note: The In Memory program honors all Vietnam veterans who have passed away, enabling the families and friends of those who came home and later died the opportunity to have them forever memorialized. The In Memory program is inclusive to honor all Vietnam Veterans, regardless of their cause of death.

For more information about the In Memory program, please click here to download the brochure.

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What is The Wall That Heals?

Honoring the more than 3 million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during the Vietnam War, “The Wall That Heals”—which is 375 feet in length and bears the names of the 58,281 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam—is transported from community to community via a 53-foot trailer. When parked, the trailer opens up to showcase a variety of exhibits, allowing it to serve as a mobile education center that tells the story of the Vietnam War.

The free exhibit will be open to the public 24 hours a day from October 3, 2024 through October 6, 2024 at the Jackson River Sports Complex, which is located at 870 W Edgemont Dr, Covington, VA 24426.

Hosts for Wall That Heals