The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, the organization that supports the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. (The Wall ), is working on a project to gather photographs of all of the 58, 272 men and women whose names are inscribed on the Memorial. So far, VVMF has collected about 23, 000 photos. They will be displayed in the Education Center at The Wall , which is under construction, and also will appear on line on VVMF’s Virtual Memorial Wall page .
VVMF, in conjunction with The History Channel, will host what they are calling “Call for Photos” events in New York City, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Chicago this month and in November to try to add to the collection. If you have a photo of someone who perished in Vietnam, you are invited to bring it to the venues to scan. You may also submit the photo online. For info on the latter, go to www.vvmf.org/pafwan
Here are the details on the events:
New York City, Tuesday, October 11 , from noon to 6:30 p.m. at the Times Square Military Island on Broadway between 43rd and 44th Streets
Philadelphia, Thursday, October 13 , 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Independence National Historical Park adjacent to the Visitor Center on N. 6th Street and Market St.
Atlanta, Tuesday, October 25, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m at Centennial Olympic Park, 265 Park Ave. West
Chicago, Thursday, November 3 , 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on The Riverwalk between W. Wacker Drive & N. State Street