Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Request from Vietnam Vets Memorial Fund

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund National Call for Photos is a campaign to collect a photograph for each of the more than 58,000 men and women whose names are inscribed on the Memorial in Washington, DC. Collected pictures will be used in the Education Center at The Wall and can also be found on The Virtual Wall at www.VVMF.ORG. There are 2,663 names on The Wall from Michigan. 2,662 men and 1 woman. To date, they have located photos of more than half of them. Half however, is not enough. Every single name on The Wall deserves to be honored. Every single service member who gave their life deserves to be seen, and to have future generations see them as more than just a name on The Wall.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is requesting your assistance with this project. Ways that you can spread the word include:

  • Coverage in local media
  •  Publicity in community newsletters and/or websites
  •  Notifying your local veterans groups
  • Encouraging citizens to contact the VVMF to share photos and stories of those they knew who gave their lives in Vietnam. 

 Please contact Lisa Lark, Michigan Call for Photos Coordinator at 313-410-8477 or by email at LisaLark@VVMF.ORG for further information.