With so many moving parts, there are always questions. We have listed a few of the questions we often hear and answered them as best as we can. If you have a question, please use our Contact page to send it to us.
1. How much will it cost?
We currently are estimating the cost at 5.5 million dollars.
2. Where will it be located?
The location of the Vietnam War Memorial on the Oregon State Capitol Grounds will be in the southwest sector; west of the Capitol building and south of the Oregon World War II Memorial.
3. When will it be built?
We hope to start construction in 2024. This is conditional upon receiving the needed funding.
4. I am from a different state. Who is this Vietnam Memorial to honor?
We intend for this Memorial to honor all who served in Vietnam and all who served during the Vietnam Era. The Memorial Stone will honor those from Oregon who died.
5. Whose names will be on the Memorial Stone in the Vietnam War Memorial on the Oregon State Capitol Grounds?
The Memorial Stone will list the names of the Oregonians who died in Vietnam. The list to be used is provided by the Department of Defense based upon the Home of Record.
6. Can family or friends request that a name of a military member killed in Vietnam be included on the Memorial Stone who has a Home of Record outside of Oregon?
Yes. Any such request must include evidence that the subject military member attended High School in Oregon before joining the Military. The Vietnam War Memorial Fund Steering Committee will review each request for compliance of this stipulation. If approved by the Steering Committee, that name will appear on the Memorial Stone .
7. How does the Vietnam veteran community feel about the memorial?
The Vietnam veteran community is thrilled to have a memorial built on Oregon's State Capitol Grounds honoring them. We have many veterans and family members supporting our endeavor.
8. How does this memorial compare to the one in Portland?
While the Portland Memorial is wonderful, this memorial will be on our state capitol's grounds and remembered by every person who enters our capitol building or does business with our state. It's a wonderful location to honor those who followed their civic duty.