The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) has an In Memory program that honors Vietnam veterans whose lives were cut short as a result of their service in Vietnam, but are not eligible for inscription on The Wall under Department of Defense guidelines. In Memory is a way that Vietnam veterans can be honored on the National Mall.

Examples of causes of death that do fit the criteria for inclusion in VVMF's In Memory program:

PTSD related illnesses / events
Exposure to Agent Orange and similar chemicals
Cholangio Carcinoma
Hodgkin's Disease
Ischemic Heart Disease
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Parkinson's Disease

Through the program, families can honor their loved ones at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. and their veteran will be memorialized as part of an online Honor Roll.

The application deadline to be considered for next year’s In Memory Ceremony is March 3rd. Families can apply here:

VVMF wants to make sure the families of Vietnam veterans know about this program so they can give them the recognition they so justly deserve.