Memorial fund seeks photos of vets killed in Vietnam

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is asking Connecticut residents to answer the National Call for Photos.

The fund is seeking pictures of the 612 Connecticut men and women who died in the Vietnam War in combat and have their names inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. When collected, all will be displayed at The Education Center at The Wall.

The fund has collected more than 25,000 pictures of veterans across the country to date, but only 241 from Connecticut according to a press release.

With a groundbreaking planned for November, The Education Center at The Wall is a multi-million dollar visitor’s center and learning facility to be built on the grounds of the Vietnam Veterans and the Lincoln Memorials. The Education Center will feature the faces and stories of the 58,272 men and women on “The Wall,” honoring those who fell in Vietnam, those who fought and returned, as well as the friends and families of all who served.

For more information, visit www.buildthecenter.org.