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Honor a Hero: Call for Photos Campaign

If you have a photo of anyone who died in the Vietnam conflict or know someone who does, you can help honor a hero.

The traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall known as “The Wall That Heals” will be installed on Marco Island at Veterans Community Park from December 7 through 10. If you have a photo of someone killed in that conflict, bring it to the information center at The Wall. You will be asked to fill out an information form about that person. The photo and the information will be uploaded to Washington, DC and placed on the virtual wall website, http://vvmf.org/thewall. When the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund completes its planned Education Center adjacent to the Memorial in Washington, DC, all the photos will be displayed. On the anniversary of the person’s death, his/her picture will be projected along with others who died that day.

To date, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund has collected 21,000 photos. Help the Fund honor all of the 58,272 names on the Wall by bringing any photos you may have to The Wall That Heals while it is on Marco Island. If you are unable to visit The Wall during those dates, submit your photos and information online at http://www.vvmf.org/photos. For further information about this project, consult the website http://www.vvmf.org

Volunteers Needed

Lee Rubenstein, chairman of the Marco Island Traveling Vietnam Wall Committee, is looking for a few good men and women to assist with The Wall That Heals project December 7-10 by reading aloud the names of some of the 1,954 Floridians who died in the Vietnam conflict.

Marco Island is honored to be the only city in Florida selected for the next two years to host The Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Officially known as “The Wall That Heals”, it is accompanied by a mobile museum and computerized name locator. The Wall will be located in Veterans’ Community Park and open to the public from December 7 through December 10, 24 hours a day.

During these four days, community volunteers will read aloud the names of Floridians lost in this conflict; your help is needed.

If you would like to assist with this worthy project by reading some of the names, call Lee Rubenstein at 239-564-9894.


One comment

  1. Constance Slawecki

    Here is an excellent resource in support of The Wall that Heals– The Virtual Wall – http://www.virtualwall.org — has memorial pages honoring all the women and men who are named on “The Wall” in Washington, DC. The site has been maintained since 1997 by volunteers who have ties to our soldiers and loved ones lost in Vietnam and donate their time to scan and post photos daily and update honors, medals, and other history.
    You can leave tributes, letters, poems, photos, and other memorials to someone named on The Wall for other visitors to view, and you can search by names, by state, town, date, etc.

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