A two-decade effort to locate at least one picture for each of the 58,281 service members’ whose names are inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is complete, according to an announcement from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. Included among those faces are soldiers from the Northern Neck.
“When VVMF began this effort, the goal was to put a face with a name for each of the 58,281 service members whose names are inscribed on The Wall to ensure that visitors to The Wall understand that behind each name is a face – a person with a story of a family and friends who were forever changed by their loss. Today, the Wall of Faces tells these stories through photos and remembrances left by both friends and family members. We couldn’t have done this without the tenacious work of a small army of volunteers across the country. Their ingenuity, commitment and dedication are tremendous,” said Jim Knotts, president and CEO of VVMF.