Many monuments commemorate those who lost their lives in Vietnam. The National Vietnam War Museum is established to recognize not only those who died, but to better understand the Vietnam era and the lasting effects of those who lived through it. History and the significance of the era isn't the only thing that is passing from the memory of so many.

The passing of time sees the passing of more of our friends and comrades, and with it, evidence of our own mortality. To honor them, the Museum Board established the Directors Endowment, which will be used for sustaining operations of the Museum. Donations to specific funds, in the name of the deceased, may be made, at the families' request, in lieu of flowers.

These funds will remain open so that anyone wishing to contribute to a specific memorial fund will be able to send donations annotated "________ Memorial fund".

These memorial funds ensure that perpetual donations may be made to the museum in honor of the deceased. The families will be notified of gifts when they are received.

Memorial funds may be established within the Directors Endowment to honor any individual, whether connected with the Museum or not. If you wish to establish a fund, please contact the Endowment Manager, in care of the Museum, for details. The funds, and their honorees, will receive appropriate recognition in Museum literature and a permanent place of honor. All contributions to the National Vietnam War Museum Directors Endowment are tax-deductible within the IRS limits specified for a 501(c)(3) organization.

For more information on setting up a memorial, please contact the museum.