About the Museum
The Vietnam War Museum will tell the real, complex, heart-breaking and ultimately courageous stories of a misunderstood war in a misunderstood time.
To develop and sustain a museum that will promote an understanding of the Vietnam War and recognize the millions of US and South Vietnamese veterans and civilians who lived through the conflict so that future generations remember the service and sacrifice that was made to obtain freedom from communism.
To promote the understanding and education of the history, role, and contributions of the Vietnamese people throughout the course of the Vietnamese War, including publication and distribution of written or recorded materials, public television, and more.
To erect public monument, works, or building in furtherance of the Foundation's goals.
Visitors to the Vietnam War Museum will emerge with a greater understanding of the causes, events, and consequences of the Vietnam War. This will translate into both immediate and lifelong expressions of interest in this period of American and world history, and a greater respect for those of us who served in this conflict.
In January 2013, the Board of Directors finalized future concepts for the museum: