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.