ABOUT THE MEMORIAL

The David Westphall Veterans Foundation

The David Westphall Veterans Foundation was established in 1988 with the purpose of honoring America’s veterans and members of its military forces by memorializing the sacrifices they have made and by recognizing the sense of duty and the courage they have displayed as they answered their country’s call to arms.

 

The Foundation realizes its purpose primarily by supporting the mission of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park. Operation of the Park helps fulfill the Foundation’s purpose by providing a memorial to veterans and a Visitors Center that serve as a place for reunion, reflection, and healing.

 

Read the Foundation’s full Mission Statement.

 

The Foundation’s responsibilities include the collecting, preparing and presenting of the photos and bios of the Vietnam dead on display in the chapel and Visitor’s Center; administering the Brick Walkway program; operating the Gift Shop; preparing the monthly news letter, and generally being available to welcome and assist visitors.

 

In addition to these ongoing projects, the Foundation is now raising funds to organize the archives, publish Dr. Victor Westphall’s biography, and raise funds for Arrowhead Films' The Spirit of Angel Fire.

 

A portion of all funds collected by the Foundation go directly to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park. The VVMSP is the only NM state park to charge no entrance fee. The park is free to all, and the Chapel itself never closes.