Connecticut residents can now memorialize a family member or friend who was lost in the Vietnam War. A new national project seeks to provide the faces, stories, and remembrances of the names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (commonly known as “the Wall”) in Washington, DC.

One initiative already under way is the national “Call for Photos” campaign, which endeavors to attach faces to the 58,282 names memorialized on the Wall. The Education Center will create a Wall of Faces exhibit to display all collected digital photographs once the Center is constructed. Meanwhile, the VVMF has created an on-line Virtual Wall at www.vvmf.org

To ensure that 100% of Connecticut’s fallen are remembered , the Connecticut Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Veterans History Project at Central Connecticut State University are working with volunteers and teachers to collect photos and remembrances of Connecticut’s 613 fallen who do not yet have photos on the VVMF’s Virtual Wall.


Read the "Call for Photos" Fact Sheet

Read the "Call for Photos" Press Release

National Call for Photos Project Lesson Plan

National Call for Photos Project Grading Rubric

Student Paper Contributing to "Call for Photos"

 

 

Total Names: 613

Total Photos Collected: 301 

 

Connecticut Vets @ the Wall

I have the photo, how can I submit?

Upload a photo directly to the Virtual Wall:
  1. Scan a photo of the veteran into your computer at the highest quality setting possible.

    Go to www.vvmf.org and click on the “Virtual Wall” tab. Search for the service member’s name. Then click on their “profile.” Click on “Post a remembrance.”

    After providing all of the requested information, select “Attach an Image from my computer.” Attach the scanned image from your computer.

    You may request email notification when the image is posted to the Virtual Wall.

Submit a photo by mail:  
  1. Make a copy of your photo. Do not send original photos as the VVMF cannot return them. Photos should be reproduced in an 8 x 10 format at the highest quality possible with a glossy finish.

    Complete the photo submission form (available at VVMF website) and include with the photo.

    Mail to:

  2. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Attn: Call for Photos
    2600 Virginia Ave., NW Suite 104
    Washington, D.C. 20037

Need help?
 
  • If you need any assistance with scanning or sending a photo, please contact:

    The Veterans History Project
    Central Connecticut State University DiLoreto Room 207
    1615 Stanley Street
    New Britain, CT 06050-4010
    (860) 832-2976
    www.ccsu.edu/vhp

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