Vietnam Memorial Garden
Work has begun on the third garden on the museum site, the Vietnam Memorial Garden, that will contain a 300-foot long replica of the Moving Wall™,
a 1/2 scale version of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C.
The wall construction will generally follow the techniques that John
Devitt used in building the Moving Wall™.
The wall will be constructed in a forest of Arizona Cypress trees and
will be accessed by a path of decomposed granite. The wall will be unique in a number of ways, but particularly due to its focus on the accuracy of the names on the wall. It will be updated at least annually to ensure it stays as current as possible.
Shown below is an artist's concept of the new
The new garden is estimated to cost $175,000. Over $100,000 has already been raised and
fundraising is ongoing. Once constructed, additional funding will
be needed for maintenance and utilities. Your contributions are needed today and
may be made online using the Gift Shop Order Form
or may be mailed to the museum at the address shown on the
The garden will also contain memorials in the form of bricks, tablets and monuments that can be placed there by individuals and organizations wishing to honor the memory of a loved one or members of an organization. Please contact us for complete information.