Memorial Overview

The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial honors all those who served our country and state during the Vietnam War, especially the 1,562 New Jersey men and 1 woman who did not return home. It is a powerful and fitting tribute to their sacrifice. The Memorial is open 24 hours, 7 days a week.


The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial and the Vietnam Era Museum & Educational Center are companion projects that complement one another. The Memorial honors the sacrifices made by New Jersey residents who gave their lives while serving in Southeast Asia and, at the same time, pays tribute to all who have served… Read More

The Last Patrol

It all began with an idea about honor and coming home. The Last Patrol, a group of 15 New Jersey Vietnam Veterans and three Nurses who served in Vietnam traveled over 200 miles from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. to the future site of the NJVVMF… Read More

Architect of the Memorial

Hien Nguyen, a native of Vietnam, is the designer of the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial. He came to the United States as a college student in the last days of the war. He fled his homeland in 1975, days before the city of Saigon fell to the Communist forces from the North… Read More

Sculptor of the Memorial

Nationally known for his portraits and figures in bronze, Thomas Jay Warren of Trenton was selected from among many artists to create the three bronze statues that stand at the center of the Memorial… Read More

Items Left at the Memorial

Foundation staff collects the items left at the Memorial. If they are deemed safe and appropriate to enter the permanent collection, they are cataloged and kept at the Museum. If you have questions about donating items to our collection contact Gerry Appel, Director of Operations at or by phone at 732.335.0033 x103