Army Heritage Center Foundation Named Commemorative Partner

The Army Heritage Center Foundation has been officially recognized as a commemorative partner in the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration.

The Army Heritage Center Foundation has been officially recognized by the Department of Defense as a commemorative partner in the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. In recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, events and commemorative programming will be presented to thank and honor Vietnam War Veterans, their families, and those who served with, or in support of, the Armed Forces. Commemoration activities will take place across the country through November 2025.

The objectives of the program are to thank and honor veterans of the War and their families; to highlight the service our of Armed Forces and allies during the War and the contributions of organizations and governmental agencies in support of our forces; to pay tribute to the sacrifices made on the home front by civilians; and to highlight the advances in technology, science, and medicine related to military research conducted during the War.

 

As a partner organization, the Army Heritage Center Foundation will endeavor to present at least two events to recognize, honor, and thank our Vietnam Veterans and their families.

 

For more information on the program and commemoration events, please visit www.vietnamwar50th.com.

 

About the Foundation and U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center

 

The Military Heritage Foundation, doing business as the Army Heritage Center Foundation, is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) that, through donated support, is funding the construction of the public components of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center—the Visitor and Education Center (VEC) and the Army Heritage Center.  As the phased construction program is completed, the Foundation transfers these facilities to the Army to operate, staff, and maintain as part of the Center. The Foundation will then focus on “margin of excellence support” to meet the needs of educational programs and other activities at USAHEC where federal funds are inadequate or unavailable. 

 

The Foundation completed its Voices of the Past capital campaign in 2010 with the construction of Phase One of the Visitor and Education Center, a key component of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center campus. Opened to the public in 2011, the Visitor and Education Center is the focal point for the campus, containing the Soldier Experience Gallery and hosting educational activities on the USAHEC Campus.

 

The Foundation is now seeking grants and donations for its Build on Success Campaign to build Phase Two of the Visitor and Education Center and to create an endowment to sustain and enhance educational programs. The Foundation’s education program coordinates National History Day in Pennsylvania, complements the Center’s programs and exhibits, and is a state approved continuing education provider. The Foundation also supports and enhances USAHEC’s public outreach by supporting marketing initiatives and serving as a public advocate of the Center’s mission and programs.

 

USAHEC is dedicated to educating and preserving the legacy of the men and women who have served their nation as Soldiers. The Center's mission is to educate a broad audience on the heritage of the Army by acquiring, preserving, and making available historical records, materials, and artifacts. A unique Army and public asset, USAHEC is the Army’s only historical organization chartered to acquire and preserve the personal history of our Soldiers through their photos, letters, diaries, and artifacts. USAHEC staff then makes these resources available to the public through accessible archives, engaging education programs, and world-class interpretive displays. Learn more about USAHEC at www.usahec.org.