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Vietnam Veterans' Education Centre

A Vietnam War Interpretive Centre: The Education Center at the Wall

Also known as the Vietnam Veterans Education Centre, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s (VVMF) Education Center at the Wall (the Centre) will be a cutting-edge interpretive centre established on the National Mall in Washington DC, telling the military, social and political story of the Vietnam War through images, film, and audio.

An initiative of the VVMF, they will build the Centre on land opposite the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (the Wall). The Australian Government has contributed US$3.3 million to the project, and has developed content to ensure that visitors to the Centre will also learn of the significant contribution made by Australian servicemen and women to the Vietnam War.

The Centre will comprise three central features: an interactive timeline of the war and home front; a selection of the more than 400,000 items left in tribute at the Wall, and; a Wall of Faces featuring a photograph of each of the individuals named on the Wall, including the 521 Australians named on the Vietnam War Roll of Honour at the Australian War Memorial.

The VVMF is continuing its fundraising efforts and collection of veteran photographs. Construction of the Centre is expected to begin in 2018 with an opening to the public in 2020.  Visit the VVMF website to learn more.

Australian Stories of the Vietnam War

This collection of interviews was commissioned by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to tell Australia’s story of the Vietnam War. They were developed as part of the Australian Government’s commitment to the development of the Education Center at the Wall, and to remembering the contribution made by our service men and women to the Vietnam War, and the impact on their families and Australian society. Each film tells an individual story as well as a broader theme of Australia’s service in Vietnam. View the Australian Stories of the Vietnam War.

The Vietnam War Roll of Honour Image Gallery

The gallery features an image and profile for each of the 521 Australians that died as a result of their service in the Vietnam War and who are recorded on the Vietnam War Roll of Honour at the Australian War Memorial. These images were collected to feature on the Wall of Faces in the Centre in Washington. Developed as an adjunct to Australia’s contribution to the Centre, this Gallery allows users to explore the 521 through a number of categories using simple search tools.  View the Vietnam War Roll of Honour Image Gallery.

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