The Vietnam War Foundation's Educational Mission is accomplished through the acquisition, restoration and maintenance of historic vehicles (trucks, aircraft, jeeps, APCs, etc.), VN era memorabilia, "VC" artifacts, weapons, and civilian and "peace" symbols of the Vietnam Era. We provide school children and the general public the opportunity to see the military legacy of the 1960s in a “hands-on”, free of charge environment, hear its Vietnam veterans share their stories, and touch and sit in actual military aircraft and vehicles. The Memorial brick walkway, flag pole and Fallen Soldier were installed in 2010with the goal of providing veterans and their families a memorial that honors all who have served their country. The bricks include current service members, veterans and loved ones from all conflicts and wars. The preponderance of the bricks are from the Vietnam era; however, we have families who have installed bricks for all of their ancestors who have served from the Civil War to our current conflicts. Since 2010, the Foundation has installed over 250 bricks from over 200 different families and veteran organizations. The red bricks are for those who have served and survived, the gray bricks are for those killed in action (KIA) or missing in action (MIA). In addition to families visiting the memorial walkway, veterans organizations use the Memorial as a central, focus facility for events such as Memorial Day, July 4th, and Veterans Day. Tours and educational programs/events include public, private and home schools studying the VN conflict, local historical societies, retirement communities and individuals interested in VN artifacts, memorabilia, and history, automobile and motorcycle clubs, local politicians in support of veterans, veteran organizations such as the American Legion, VFW and Vietnam Veterans of America, Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Associations, DoD employees, ROTC cadets and individual veterans and their families. Annual visitors average over 2500.
Date of Installation:
February 3, 2009
Organization Responsible for Installation:
Craig LaMountian and Owen R.(Dick) Thompson, LTC, USA (Ret.)
Memorial War Era(s):
Vietnam War Foundation 6265 Spring Hill Road Ruckersville, VA 22968 Travel north from Charlottesville, VA or South from Ruckersville, VA on US 29 to the traffic signal at RT 607(Cedar Grove Rd). A Sheetz Station is on the North-East Corner. Travel West of RT 607 to Spring Hill Road. The Cedar Grove Church sit at this intersection. Turn left on Spring Hill Road and travel approx. 0.7 mile. The Foundation Museum and Memorial Brick Walkway is on the right. Turn at the sign.
Published on February 18, 2017