2017 Reading of the Names

As part of the special 2017 Veteran’s Day activities planned to commemorate The Wall’s 35th Anniversary, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is hosting the Reading of the Names of the 58,318 service members inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., between Nov. 7th and Nov. 10th.

This year, as in prior years, Mary Preece, our Vice-Postulator for the Cause, will read the name of Father Vincent R. Capodanno, during the afternoon of Wednesday, November 8th.

The Reading of the Names will take place at The Wall for 65 hours over a four-day period beginning with an opening ceremony on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. Volunteers will read names for approximately eight hours from 4 p.m. on November 7 to 12 a.m. on November 8. Participants will then read the names for 19 hours daily from 5 a.m. until 12 a.m. on November 8, 9, and 10.

For additional information, go to: http://www.vvmf.org/reading-of-the-names.