Vietnam Memorial Seeks Pictures Of D.C. Veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is collecting photographs of veterans named on the memorial wall, but organizers say they are coming up short on pictures of District of Columbia veterans.

The memorial group has been collecting photographs since 2009 to be shown in a planned education center. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund President Jan Scruggs says they’ve only received 76 photos of the 241 D.C. veterans who were killed in the war.

Scruggs says families can still mail in photographs or submit them online. He says it takes some detective work to track down the stories and faces behind the 58,000 names on the memorial.

About 1,000 Vietnam veterans are from the Washington area.

Organizers aim to start building the new underground education center next year to honor veterans who died.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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