Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall
Education Center
Needs Your Support

Help build the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Education Center at the Vietnam Wall, the most-visited memorial in Washington, DC.

Every year, more than 4 million people visit the stark black granite wall engraved with the names of 58,261 Americans who died in Vietnam. The names are arranged in chronological order by date of death, so it can be challenging to find a particular name if you don't know when they died.

As we've discussed in other pages on this site, there are so many myths and misconceptions about Vietnam veterans and America's involvement in the Vietnam war that have persisted for more than 40 years. Through the Education Center, which is being built entirely with donated funds, present and future generations will be able to learn the truth about American involvement in the conflict in Viet Nam. Congress has already approved the Center, which will be built underground at the National Mall.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Education Center

A Message from Actor and Veteran Tom Selleck:

February 22, 2010

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial - The Wall - is the most visited memorial in our nation's Capital and a powerful symbol of courage and sacrifice. An exciting new project will make the stories behind the 58,261 names on The Wall come to life to ensure they are never forgotten.

Nearly half of the visitors to The Wall were born after the Vietnam War. To them, the names cut in the smooth black granite have no context, there is no connection. The new Education Center at The Wall will enhance the visitor experience for young and old alike, and honor the values of service demonstrated by all those who have served in our country's armed forces.

Already approved by Congress, the Education Center will be an underground, state-of-the-art facility on the National Mall. It will feature photos of those named on The Wall, a chronology of the conflict, and a selection of the more than 100,000 personal items that have been left at The Wall in memory of those who gave their lives for their country.

The Education Center will give generations to come a deeper appreciation of the courage, sacrifice and devotion of those who fell, those who returned and those who waited.

Please join me and General Colin Powell, our Honorary Campaign Chairman, in making the Education Center at The Wall a reality.

The Education Center is funded exclusively with private donations, so we need your help. Please consider supporting this important effort by making a donation today.

Together we can build a place that provides future generations with a better understanding of the meaning of service, sacrifice and courage. Visit for more information.

Tom Selleck
National Spokesman

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