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.
Total Names: 613
Total Photos Collected: 301
Connecticut Vets @ the Wall
I have the photo, how can I submit?Upload a photo directly to the Virtual Wall:
Scan a photo of the veteran into your computer at the highest quality setting possible.
Go to www.vvmf.org and click on the “Virtual Wall” tab. Search for the service member’s name. Then click on their “profile.” Click on “Post a remembrance.”
After providing all of the requested information, select “Attach an Image from my computer.” Attach the scanned image from your computer.
You may request email notification when the image is posted to the Virtual Wall.
Make a copy of your photo. Do not send original photos as the VVMF cannot return them. Photos should be reproduced in an 8 x 10 format at the highest quality possible with a glossy finish.
Complete the photo submission form ( available at VVMF website) and include with the photo.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Attn: Call for Photos
2600 Virginia Ave., NW Suite 104
Washington, D.C. 20037
If you need any assistance with scanning or sending a photo, please contact:
The Veterans History Project
Central Connecticut State University DiLoreto Room 207
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050-4010