The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial commemorates the loss of the 1,563 brave New Jerseyans who made the ultimate sacrifice serving in the Vietnam War. Standing before the black granite panels, you can feel the weight of these lives cut too short as you look into your own reflection in the stone. The Foundation works tirelessly to ensure that each one of these individuals is never forgotten. We work to carry their stories forward, from the hearts of their family and friends who will forever feel their loss.
In 2019 we launched the Remembrance Program, a community-based initiative to adopt each of the 366 panels every year. By adopting a panel, you learn about the lives of each Veteran honored on that date.
Many of us have a connection to an individual honored on our wall – a family member, a friend, a colleague, a student. But many of our lost veterans have no surviving family to remember their legacy. The Remembrance Program ensures that their stories are shared and that these brave New Jerseyans are never forgotten
Over the past year, fifty-two panels have been adopted by members of our community, sharing the stories of the 281 New Jerseyans honored on those panels. 281 glimpses into the lives of these brave men and women, lost too soon in service to our country and in defense of our allies – reminding us that freedom is not free. Their sacrifice, along with so many others in our armed forces, will never be forgotten.
Your unwavering support and generosity throughout the year have made it possible for us to weather these challenging times. From everyone at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation, thank you for your support.