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The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation (NJVVMF), located in Holmdel, NJ, is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to “offer a meaningful and engaging experience that recognizes the sacrifices, courage and valor of Vietnam Veterans and that encourages and fosters a thorough understanding of the Vietnam Era, including the political, historical, social, cultural and military aspects which affected the United States, and especially New Jersey.”
The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation (NJVVMF) operates the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial and the Vietnam Era Museum & Educational Center. The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial is a 200-foot diameter, open-air pavilion, lined with 366 black granite panels upon which the names of those New Jerseyans who died, or remain missing in action in Vietnam, are engraved. The Memorial was designed by New Jersey resident, Hien Nguyen, a naturalized American citizen who escaped from Vietnam in 1975.
Dedicated on September 27, 1998, the Vietnam Era Museum & Educational Center is the first museum in the country devoted to gaining an understanding of the Vietnam Era, the War in Southeast Asia and its lasting impact on American culture. Using New Jersey as a microcosm of what happened on a larger scale; it provides resources and exhibits to help visitors understand the significance of the Memorial, the reality of the conflict, and the social, political and cultural complexities of the war years and how they were experienced in New Jersey.