Call for Photos: put faces to the names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, in partnership with the National Park Service, is working to build an Education Center near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. to put faces to the names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and tell their stories. The Center will educate visitors about the Vietnam War and its impact on every community in the United States, give information about the history and significance of the Wall and preserve the legacy of the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice. The Education Center will tell the stories of those who served and died in Vietnam through programming that will include interactive exhibits, primary source information and educational programs.
One initiative already under way is the national “Call for Photos” campaign, which hopes to put faces to the 58,267 names memorialized on The Wall. The Center will have a Wall of Faces exhibit that will display all collected photographs. In an attempt to ensure that 100 percent of Connecticut’s fallen are remembered, the Veterans History Project at CCSU is working with volunteers and teachers to collect photos and remembrances of any of Connecticut’s 612 who do not have photos on VVMF’s Virtual Wall.
For more information about the effort or to submit a photo for the Wall of Faces exhibit, please contact Eileen Hurst at 860-832-2976 or hursteim@ccsu.edu or visit www.buildthecenter.org to learn how to submit a photograph.

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Published in: on February 26, 2011 at 6:38 am  Leave a Comment  

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