The Vietnam Veterans Memorial stands as a symbol of America's honor and recognition of the men and women who served and sacrificed their lives in the Vietnam War. The Memorial is dedicated to honor the "courage, sacrifice and devotion to duty and country" of all who answered the call to serve during the most divisive war in U.S. history.

VVMF continues to lead the way in paying tribute to our nation’s Vietnam veterans and their families. VVMF works to honor, preserve, and educate to ensure that current and future generations never forget the service and sacrifice of those who came before them.

In Memory Application 2020

The 2020 deadline for submission is March 6, 2020.

In Memory honors those who died as a result of the Vietnam War but whose deaths did not fit the Department of Defense parameters for inclusion on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.  Please understand that, while your loved one's memory and service will be honored; his/her name will not be inscribed on The Wall.

To have a loved one considered for the In Memory program in 2020, you must submit your application to VVMF by March 6, 2020. Please fill out all of the required information below.

  • Along with the application we require:
  • Death Certificate
  • DD214 showing in Vietnam Service (You can request the DD214 form online:
  • Two (different) clear photographs. If possible please provide a 4 x 6 photograph, this is for quality purposes.

An optional biography may also be submitted.  The biography should be no more than 300 words. Please avoid handwritten bios, if possible. If the biography is longer than 300 words, VVMF may edit for length. The biography may include any information which you are comfortable with sharing.

Note: Hometown can be the place that the honoree lived the longest or had the closest association with.  This is where we would send a press release.

If you have any questions please email:


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