It Started With A Promise


When The Wall was dedicated in Washington, D.C. in 1982, a promise was made to never forget those who sacrificed their lives during the Vietnam War.

Photography by Harrison Jones



The Wall

More than 58,000 names are inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, commonly known as The Wall. 35 years after its dedication, The Wall has become a sacred place of homage for loved ones and visitors to pay their respects. We continue to see Vietnam veterans start or continue their healing process and younger generations continue to be awed by the scope of sacrifice. Visitors realize every name inscribed is a life cut short and learn what it means to serve our country. We know The Wall will continue to impact our country for generations to come. 


About the 35th Anniversary

Learn about upcoming events commemorating The Wall's 35th Anniversary. Meet our Anniversary Committee and see featured news and media.

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Keep the Promise

On Nov. 13, 1982, thousands came to Washington, D.C. to honor those who served and sacrificed. They vowed to never forget our Vietnam veterans. But it didn't end there - now is the time to ensure we continue the promise we made 35 years ago.

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