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Items Left at The Wall - The Virtual Collection

Since the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (The Wall) was dedicated in November 1982, more than 400,000 items have been left by visitors as remembrances and tributes. The National Park Service collects, catalogs, and preserves these objects as part of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial collection, with curatorial support from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.

These are the curatorial records of a small portion of the items that have been left at The Wall over the years, but this is the largest collection of items left at The Wall ever made available to the public. Once the Education Center is funded and constructed, approximately 4,000-6,000 items will be on public display.
Catalog Number: VIVE 00965
Accession Date: 7/18/1985
Catalog Number: VIVE 35616
Accession Date: 5/9/1989
Catalog Number: VIVE 25463
Accession Date: 11/14/1989
Catalog Number: VIVE 36522
Accession Date: 11/14/1990
Catalog Number: VIVE 36660
Accession Date: 9/28/1990
Catalog Number: VIVE 00735
Accession Date: 2/12/1985
Catalog Number: VIVE 35933
Accession Date: 6/24/1991
Catalog Number: VIVE 35488
Accession Date: 4/23/1990
Catalog Number: VIVE 00657
Accession Date: 2/12/1985
Catalog Number: VIVE 00607
Accession Date: 2/12/1985
Catalog Number: VIVE 35943
Accession Date: 6/24/1991
Catalog Number: VIVE 32807
Accession Date: 5/10/2011
Catalog Number: VIVE 32623
Accession Date: 5/10/2011
Catalog Number: VIVE 31470
Accession Date: 3/22/2011
Catalog Number: VIVE 31172
Accession Date: 10/20/2010
Catalog Number: VIVE 30801
Accession Date: 12/16/1998
Catalog Number: VIVE 30320
Accession Date: 5/12/1998
Catalog Number: VIVE 29661
Accession Date: 5/15/2007
Catalog Number: VIVE 29189
Accession Date: 5/12/1998
Catalog Number: VIVE 29180
Accession Date: 5/12/1998