For 23 years, the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall has traveled throughout our country to make the Wall experience real for those who had not had the opportunity to see the original Vietnam Wall in Washington D.C. And like the Wall in Washington, more than 58,000 names of patriots who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country are etched on it.
The Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall will now remain at the National Infantry Museum until at least 2019, standing alongside the permanent memorial to Vietnam veterans at the museum.
The Vietnam Memorial Plaza is located alongside Heritage Walk – a walkway where thousands of pavers have been dedicated to honor America’s brave veterans and patriots. The plaza features the Wall as well as three additional memorials to honor Vietnam veterans and their families.
On March 2, 2014, thousands of motorcyclists and supporters escorted the Wall to the museum. Click the video below to learn more.
Visiting the Vietnam Memorial Plaza
Guests are encouraged to visit the Vietnam Memorial Plaza during their visit to the museum. The plaza and wall will be open during museum operating hours. There is no admission cost to visit the memorial. We only ask that you respect the memorial grounds as well as friends and families of the fallen that may be visiting the memorial. There are more military memorials dedicated to the service and sacrifices of our servicemen and women located on the Memorial Walk of Honor.
If you are interested in having a memorial ceremony at the Vietnam Memorial Plaza please fill out the form at the bottom of this page. If you would like to book a military reunion or group tour of the museum and memorial for your organization, please click here.
Support Your Vietnam Memorial Plaza
The vision of the Vietnam Memorial Plaza is to offer a permanent memorial for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice during the Vietnam War and serve as a place of reflection for Vietnam Veterans and their families. The museum has launched a campaign called Enduring Reflection to raise the money needed to ensure the Wall’s long-term future. The money will be used to repair and restore the Wall, and to build a permanent memorial around it.
We urge you to make a donation and share this campaign with your family and friends. Together, we will never forget the 58,000 Americans who gave the ultimate sacrifice during the Vietnam War. Click here to make a donation.
About the Wall
Dignity Memorial – a funeral, cremation and cemetery service provider – commissioned the creation of this Wall, which is a ¾-scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. Since 1990, the replica has traveled to more than 200 cities across the country, giving millions of Americans the opportunity to experience its healing power. Dignity retired the Wall from traveling and has entered into an agreement with the National Infantry Foundation for the museum to become its new home.
The 8-foot-high, 240-foot-long replica has a black, faux-granite reflective surface inscribed with the names of more than 58,000 servicemen and women who died or are missing in Vietnam. When visitors look at the names on the Wall, they see their reflection, too, which is meant to symbolically bring together the past and present, and to connect faces with names.