"In Memory of the men and women who served in the Vietnam War and later died as a result of their service.
We honor and remember their sacrifice."
National Foundation for Veterans & Families, Inc.
c/o Susan Price, Treasurer
792 Flinn Drive
Chattanooga, TN 37412
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|In Memory Plaque: 2004-present.|
It is located near the statute of "The Three Soldiers."
UPDATE (As reported to the AVVA Board of Directors.): At a meeting in August, Sharon Hobbs, AVVA President, met with the National Park Service (NPS), J.C. Cummings (architect), and representatives of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) concerning the repair of the In Memory Plaque. A model was selected; lighting and a post-and-chain fence will be placed around it (lower than the present fence to prevent a trip hazard).
"This project was Cathy Keister’s passion and dream. We've been a long time getting to this place, and I only wish that she could have experienced it. ... Cathy and I reconciled to accept any design that ensured an honorable memorial. I think she would be pleased."
Now it’s on to the Council of Fine Arts for approval. After their approval, we will enter into Phase II--fundraising.
LEARN MORE about how their service in Vietnam and exposure to defoliant spray (dioxins) caused cancer and other health issues, as well as painful long-term effects that have now been proven to be multi-generational, showing up in children and grandchildren of these veterans. Psychological wounds and the aftermath of serious injuries have plagued them all of their lives. And yet, they continue to fight for the rights of the veterans who have followed them. For additional information, visit these sites: Agent Orange – Public Health; Agent Orange – Military.com; and Birth Defects in Children of Vietnam and Korea Veterans.
These are the American heroes the In Memory Plaque will continue to honor for generations to come. Help us make this a reality! We believe that all those who spent their lives suffering, and whose families continue to suffer, should be honored for their sacrifice to this country.