The Wall That Heals will be on display in Caldwell in October and as part of the exhibit, local Vietnam Veterans who died after returning home are eligible to be honored as part of the In Memory Honor Roll display. Since the Vietnam War ended, thousands of Vietnam veterans have suffered due to Agent Orange exposure, PTSD and other illnesses as a result of their service. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) believes all those who served in Vietnam should be honored and remembered for their service. The In Memory program enables the families and friends of those who came home and later died the opportunity to have them be forever memorialized.
All veterans from Ohio honored through In Memory will have their photos and names on display as part of the mobile Education Center exhibit when The Wall That Heals is in Caldwell from October 19th – October 22nd. We want to honor as many Vietnam veterans from Ohio as possible. If your loved one served in Vietnam, returned home and later died – we want to be able to proudly display their name and photo in our community. We’re asking for the public’s help to identify eligible veterans and get their applications into VVMF so their veteran can be on display in Caldwell.
There is no cost to have a veteran honored and the application process is simple. To honor a loved one, you only need to complete a short application and submit the veteran’s DD214 showing their proof of service in Vietnam, a copy of their death certificate, two photographs and the option of a 300-word typed biography. Additional information on the In Memory program and the application form can be found at : www.vvmf.org/inmemory.