'Wall of Faces' with photos of each name from Vietnam Veterans Memorial nearly complete

Julia LeDoux
May 20, 2020 - 12:16 pm
Virtual Wall


The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation is closing in on its decade-long goal of having photographs of everyone whose name is inscribed on The Wall in Washington, D.C.

 In a recent tweet, VVMF announced that it needs a little more than 200 photographs to complete its virtual Wall of Faces project. 

The virtual Wall of Faces is dedicated to honoring and remembering every person whose name is inscribed to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., explained Tim Telz, VVMF director of operations.

“We certainly want to find a photograph of everyone,” he said. 

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There are more than 58.000 names inscribed on the Wall, Telz said. The Wall of Faces allows loved ones and friends to post photos, share memories and connect with one another.

“Over 90 percent of the photos were provided by volunteers from across the country,’ he added

While many of the photos that have already been submitted are standard boot camp shots, Telz said less formal pictures are welcomed because they give a glimpse into the life of the fallen service member.

“Let’s get photographs that tell about the legacy and personality of these people,” he urged.

The virtual Wall of Faces is updated daily on the birthday of fallen service members. The virtual Wall is also part of the traveling  Wall That Heals exhibit.

Reach Julia LeDoux at Julia@connectingvets.com.

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