The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund project “Faces Never Forgotten” needs help obtaining missing photos of Vietnam veterans from Nebraska.
These photos will help complete an electronic “Wall of Faces” in the new education center at the Vietnam Memorial Wall.
View the gallery in progress at http://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/. These are effective and moving tributes to fallen soldiers from your area.
If there is a soldier missing from your area, perhaps they attended one of your schools and you have a photo in your newspaper archive? Or a simple short story in your newspaper is going to reach someone who knows someone who has a picture of the soldier. Some have submitted a high school graduation photo, a picture of the soldier as an athlete, even a page from the high school annual showing the soldier as a student.
Guide To Accessing
The Most Current
The following are instructions are on how to get the most updated status of the photos:
1. Go to: http://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/
2. Click Advanced Search, to the right of the search box
3. Input a city, county, or state name based on the desired search
4. Scroll to the last box and check: Does Not Have a Default Photo
5. Hit Submit
This will yield the most current results for the names that are missing.
Photos can be submitted to VVMF by mail or online. For details on submitting photos, go to:
http://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/. VVMF does not want original photos and cannot be responsible for returning photos to donors. A high resolution scan of the photo is recommended.
Local examples can be found at the following links.
There are 58,300 names on The Wall. Every single one of them has a story that you can help keep alive. Sign up and learn how you can help honor the memory of our veterans.
When VVMF built The Wall in 1982, it had an important mission: To honor Vietnam Veterans and heal the wounds of a nation. Three decades later, the mission continues as we raise funds to build the Education Center at The Wall.
The Education Center will educate future generations and honor America’s Legacy of Service, including those serving in our nation’s Armed Forces today.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. (VVMF) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1979 by the U.S. Congress to fund and build the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall. More than 4 million people visit The Wall every year, making one of the most visited memorials on the National Mall.
Today VVMF continues in its mission of education, healing and preservation through ceremonies and special events at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
These ceremonies are free and open to the public thanks to the support of generous sponsors. More information on ceremonies and events can be found at http:www.vvmf.org/events.
•Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
Reading of the Names: Post 9/11 Heroes
•Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 9:00 am
•Monday, May 26, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
In Memory Weekend
•Friday, June 13, through Sunday June 15, 2014
Father’s Day Rose Remembrance Ceremony
•Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.
•Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Christmas Tree Ceremony at The Wall
•Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
*Vietnam Veterans Memorial Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
Visit http://www.vvmf.org/ to find out all about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.