The National Vietnam War Museum is hosting the Sons & Daughters of the Vietnam War to encourage interest in establishing a formal organization for descendants of Vietnam War Veterans.
The museum is looking for volunteers to establish the organization, Sons and Daughters of the Vietnam War. We will provide fiscal sponsorship for this new organization at least until it is organized so that all donations will be tax deductible. We anticipate the group being a separate 501(c)3 corporation, but will let the organization determine that.
The museum board and staff will serve as a steering committee for the new group. We will collect contact information for volunteers and donations. You may want to volunteer help, or funding, or both. We need your name and email address, at a minimum, so that we can provide commuication among the volunteers. You may use the form at the bottom of this page to let us know you are interested.
The mission of the Sons and Daughters of the Vietnam War is to serve as a historical, patriotic, and non-political organization dedicated to ensuring that a factual history of the Vietnam Era is documented, preserved, and shared.
Membership will have two categories:
- Lineal - Descendant of a Veteran of the Vietnam War who served honorably. Proof is required.
- Associate - Anyone who has interest in the organization's mission.
More membership categories may be added as the organization is formed. It is assumed that The Sons and Daughters of the Vietnam War will work closely with The National Vietnam War Museum in order to keep a consistent message to the public.
Vietname War Veterans Defined
Vietnam War Veterans are defined as Veterans who have been awarded the Vietnam Service Ribbon that was instituted in 1965. (pictured below)
Vietnam Service Ribbon
Qualifying dates: 1965-1973
Additional Criteria (any of the following)
- Service in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, or Thialand during the period of 1965 to 1973
- Prior to issuance of the Vietnam Service Ribbon award in November 1965, recipients of the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal from 1956 to 1965, with evidence of service in Vietnam
- Name on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall
Prospective members of Sons & Daughters of the Vietnam War will submit proof of their lineage.
Donate to Sons & Daughters of the Vietnam War
Your donations help.
Use the link below to make a donation in the amount of your choosing.
If you prefer to donate by check, mail it to Sons & Daughters of the Vietnam War, P.O. Box 1779, Weatherford, Texas 76086
We appreciate your willingness to support this cause. Please use the form below to let us know the ways in which you wish to help. We will respond as soon as possible.
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