Remembrance Program

Remember Them

From This Day Forward

Our Remembrance Program partners with members of our community to adopt each of the 366 panels every year to honor and remember their sacrifice.

Join us in our commitment to the 1,563 New Jerseyans remembered on the panels of the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial. For $1,000 you can adopt one of our 366 panels for the next year. By adopting a panel on the Memorial, you will find connections to the individuals whose names are engraved in the dark granite. Reflected behind the names are unique personalities, family memories, and communities deeply touched by their sacrifice.
By adopting a panel for the coming year, you are ensuring that their courage and sacrifices along with their stories are remembered.
Your support is critical to our continued success. Make a real, lasting impact in sustaining the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation. Your gift, along with those of so many others, will demonstrate our steadfast support of our Veterans, their families, and our commitment to remembering their legacies.
Please see the Frequently Asked Questions segment below for details on selecting a panel and more. For additional information, please contact our Director of Development, Jillian Decker, at jdecker@njvvmf.org.
Contributions may be made online using the button below, or mailed to: NJVVMF, Remembrance Program, 1 Memorial Lane, Holmdel, NJ 07733

Thank You to Our Remembrance Program Donors

January

January 28 – Thomas Dunphy, Group Donation

Unsponsored: January 1-27, 29-31

February

February 5 – Thomas Dunphy, Group Donation
February 13 – Martin Hanly, Group Donation

Unsponsored: February 1-4, 6-12, 14-29

March

March 3 – Wayne Smith
March 20 – Terry Thompson, Group Donation

Unsponsored: March 1-2, 4-19, 21-31

April

April 24 – Anthony Terracciano

Unsponsored: April 1-23, 25-30

May

May 4 – Louis & Gus Vlahakes
May 19 – NJ LIUNA Eastern Region
May 23 – Carole Brown, Group Donation

Unsponsored: May 1-3, 5-18, 20-22, 24-31

June

June 9 – Spencer Wickham
June 27 – Richard Haydinger

Unsponsored: June 1-8, 10-26, 28-30

July

Unsponsored: July 1-31

August

August 19 – Joseph Kenny III, Group Donation

Unsponsored: August 1-18, 20-31

September

September 3 – Frank Messineo, Group Donation

Unsponsored: September 1-2, 4-30

October

October 15 – NJDFCA

Unsponsored: October 1-14. 16-31

November

November 16 – Chuck & Dorothy Dauchert

Unsponsored: November 1-15, 17-30

December

Unsponsored: December 1-31

Remembrance Program panel donors will be recognized in the following ways:

  • Public acknowledgement (if desired) on all social media Remembrance posts;
  • Acknowledgement on our Remembrance Program webpage;
  • Acknowledgement on our donor webpage and in our Annual Report;
  • Bronze Membership to the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation;
  • Printed biographies of those honored on their chosen panel;
  • Invitation to and notice of all major NJVVMF events and ceremonies.

Frequently Asked Questions

Many of our sponsors have a personal connection to an individual on the wall and select the panel  on which their name appears commemorating their date of casualty. Others may select a date that has a personal meaning, or bears the name of an individual with a connection such as their hometown. If you have any questions about selecting a panel, please reach out to our Director of Development, Jillian Decker, at jdecker@njvvmf.org – we will be more than happy to help you find a panel commemorating a Veteran who connects to you by hometown, home county, family name or birthday.

Yes! If you are interested in setting up a recurring contribution to adopt you panel for a period longer than one (1) year, please reach out to our Director of Development, Jillian Decker, at jdecker@njvvmf.org.

Yes! We understand that with so many brave individuals on our Memorial, certain dates may hold significance to more than one person. We encourage donors to support whichever panel resonates most with them, even if another donor has also contributed to that panel. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our Director of Development, Jillian Decker, at jdecker@njvvmf.org.

All contributions directed towards our Remembrance Program will be tracked and monitored by the Development staff. For every $1,000 benchmark, those donors will be recognized as sponsoring the adoption of an unclaimed panel for the coming year. All donations under $1,000 during the Annual Appeal period (November through January) will receive the photo and biography of a single individual honored on our Memorial to recognize their contribution to the Remembrance Program.

Yes! There are nine (9) blank panels on the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial. These panels are also available as part of the Remembrance Program in recognition that while they were “good” days with no casualties recorded for the state of New Jersey, we should still commemorate the lives lost from other states during the Vietnam War.

Thank You to Our 2020 Remembrance Program Donors

January
1/1 – Harry Sassaman
1/10 – Brick Twp Memorial Post 348
1/13 – JET Electrical Testing, LLC
February
2/3 – Cooper Electric
2/6 – NAPCO
2/11 – Paul Ramsperger
2/18 – Rolling Thunder NJ Ch. 2
March
3/2 – Monarch Electrical Company
3/10 – John Nugent
3/17 – William Sullivan, Group Donation
3/22 – Brazill Brothers & Assoc.
3/30 – Rolling Thunder NJ Ch. 2
April
4/8 – Group Donation
4/18 – Samson Electrical
4/30 – Robert Raynor & Mindy Miller
May
5/4 – Louis & Dr. Gus Vlahakes
5/10 – Forest Electric
5/20 – Leonard Kowaleski, Group Donation
5/21 – Rolling Thunder NJ Ch. 2
5/28 – Bill Linderman & Michael Warner
June
6/3 – Colonial Electric Supply
6/9 – Spencer Wickham
6/11 – John Zamorski, Group Donation
6/28 – Group Donation
July
7/2 – GAR Equipment
7/8 – Group Donation
7/24 – Brick Twp Memorial Post 348
August
8/14 – Jillian Decker, Group Donation
8/19 – Rolling Thunder NJ Ch. 2
8/30 – Stuart Lutz, Group Donation
September
9/10 – Forest Electric
9/14 – Bill “Doc” McClung
9/20 – Group Donation
October
10/20 – First Montgomery Group
10/28 – Harry Sassaman
November
11/9 – Group Donation
11/16 – Chuck & Dorothy Dauchert
11/17 – J Supor & Son
11/21 – Forest Electric
11/24 – Rolling Thunder NJ Ch. 2
December
12/13 – In Memory of Paul Santorelli, Group Donation
12/17 – Thea Enterprises
12/20 – In Memory of Philip Sassaman, Group Donation
12/29 – Rolling Thunder NJ Ch. 2