We proudly believe that service to our country is something that should be celebrated, honored, cherished and remembered. VVMF’s registry is intended to do just that for ALL who wore the uniform of nation’s armed forces during the Vietnam Era. As stewards of the legacies of those on The Wall and those in our In Memory program, we are honored to now be the stewards of our living veteran’s legacies. Together we will create a lasting place where the legacies of those who served, those who made the ultimate sacrifice and those who returned home but later died as result of their service are interwoven. These legacies and your legacies will be treasured by and shared with future generations, ensuring their place in history for all time.
WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH THE REGISTRY
By signing up for the Registry, you can…
- Preserve your story or a family member’s
- Upload and share images
- Connect with others who served during the Vietnam Era
- Connect your service with the people you knew on The Wall
WELCOME TO THE REGISTRY!
Welcome to The Registry brought to you by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. VVMF is the nonprofit organization that was established and authorized by Congress to build a tangible symbol of recognition from the American people for those who served in the Vietnam War. The result of our efforts 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 million annual visitors.
Since the dedication of The Wall in 1982, VVMF has pursued a mission of honoring and preserving the legacy of service and educating all generations about the impact of the Vietnam War.
There are many ways in which we pursue our mission but across all our programs, we have committed ourselves to preserving the legacies of all those who served and all those who sacrificed during the Vietnam War Era.
For those who died during the War, we have The Wall of Faces. The virtual Wall of Faces features a page dedicated to honoring and remembering every person whose name is inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. In an effort to further preserve the legacy of those who sacrificed all in Vietnam, VVMF is committed to finding a photo to go with each of the more than 58,000 names on The Wall. The Wall of Faces allows family and friends to share memories, post pictures and connect with each other.
For those who returned home but later died as a result of their service, we created the In Memory Honr Roll. Thousands of Vietnam veterans have died each year due to Agent Orange exposure, PTSD/suicide, cancer and other causes related to their service. In Memory was created in 1993 by the group – Friends of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and VVMF began managing the program and hosting the ceremony in 1999. More than 4,700 veterans have been added to the In Memory Honor Roll since the program began. Like the Wall of Faces, the In Memory Honor Roll gives the opportunity for family and friends to share memories, post pictures and connect with each other.
In order to bring our preservation efforts full circle, VVMF knew it was important to honor ALL who wore the uniform during the Vietnam Era and to preserve their legacies alongside those they knew and served with. That’s why we created the Registry. The Registry gives a place for living Vietnam veterans and Era veterans, as well as Vietnam Era veterans who have since passed, to have their service forever remembered and their stories told.
So if you or a family member served in the military during the Vietnam Era, VVMF is ready to honor you or your loved one. Before you begin filling out the Registry please review the criteria for creating a Registry profile:
- The profile can be completed by the veteran or by a family member.
- The profile must be made for an individual who served in the U.S. military during the Vietnam Era NOVEMBER 1, 1955 — MAY 15, 1975.
- The Registry is for LIVING Vietnam veterans and Vietnam Era veterans. Vietnam veterans are defined as individuals who served in the U.S. armed forces and served in-country/in-theatre during the Vietnam War. Vietnam Era veterans are defined as individuals who served in the U.S. military but were not deployed in-country/in-theatre.
- If the individual is deceased but is a Vietnam Era veteran, they may be included in the Registry.
- If the individual was a Vietnam veteran and died during the War or returned home and later died, they should already be included on the Wall of Faces (www.vvmf.org/faces) or the In Memory Honor Roll (www.vvmf.org/honor-roll). If the deceased Vietnam veteran is not already included on the In Memory Honor Roll, you should fill out an application for the In Memory Program instead of the Registry (www.vvmf.org/inmemory).
To recap, the person you are going to register must be either:
- LIVING Vietnam veteran,
- LIVING Vietnam Era veteran
- DECEASED Vietnam Era veteran
Now that you have confirmed you or your individual meets the above criteria, let’s begin creating your free Registry profile!