Virginia War Memorial Seeks Personal Photos Of Virginia Vietnam War Veterans Taken During Their Service During The War

Virginia War Memorial Seeks Personal Photos Of Virginia Vietnam War Veterans Taken During Their Service During The War

Selected Photos Will Be Included In Upcoming Exhibit Commemorating

50th Anniversary of Paris Peace Accords Ending Conflict

 (Richmond) The Virginia War Memorial is seeking personal photographs of Virginia Vietnam War veterans taken during their service in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. The photos will be reviewed by the Memorial staff and may be used for the upcoming exhibit entitled, 50 Years Beyond: The Vietnam War Experience.

“We plan to feature photos of fifty Vietnam veterans from Virginia in the exhibit which will open January 27, 2023 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Paris Peace Accords which officially ended the Vietnam War,” said Dr. Clay Mountcastle, Director of the Virginia War Memorial. “These photos will be used alongside professional photo portraits of the selected veterans taken today.”

The Virginia War Memorial is collaborating with award-winning photographer and US Navy veteran Laura Hatcher to take the contemporary photos of the Vietnam veterans selected.

The Memorial staff is currently collecting “in-country” photos from the Vietnam War, personal correspondence, mementos and oral histories of veterans who served.  Virginia Vietnam veterans should submit digital photos in jpg, tiff or PDF formats to the Virginia War Memorial by April 30, 2022 for consideration to be included in the upcoming exhibit.

“We greatly appreciate the assistance of Vietnam veterans and their families in this project. Please be assured that the Virginia War Memorial will not reproduce, publish or copy any photos submitted during the selection phase for the exhibit,” Dr. Mountcastle added.  “Once fifty veterans are selected, the Memorial will secure written permission from the veteran submitting the photo for use.”

To submit photos and other materials, please go to https://vawarmemorial.org/50yearsbeyond/

Photos and materials may also be submitted by mail to:

Fifty Years Beyond: The Vietnam War Experience

c/o The Virginia War Memorial

621 South Belvedere Street

Richmond, VA 23220

For more information about this project, please email exhibits@vawarmemorial.org or call 804.786.2060.