Story Submission Form
The Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument “Living Monument” is an online educational archive capturing the stories, photographs, and videos of Texans affected by the Vietnam War. The Living Monument will be the centerpiece of materials developed by TCVVM as part of our mission to honor and remember our veterans and to teach the future about the service and sacrifice of Texans during the Vietnam War. This learning resource will be available to classrooms and living rooms across Texas, and to monument visitors who will be able to access it with their mobile devices.
If you served in the war or have a family member who served, please consider contributing to the Living Monument. We welcome submissions by in-theatre veterans and civilians who served (ARC, USAID, USO, journalists). Your story will be tied to your hometown on the interactive Texas map and told on a dedicated page. Photographs, links to YouTube videos, and pdf files of longer stories are welcomed, but please make sure you own the rights, and please be sure to use language and tone appropriate for family and classroom use. (Check our “Veterans Stories” link for examples.)
Use this form to share your story and attach your photographs. To help us ensure accuracy, veterans may be asked to provide proof of military record. Our editors may make minor changes for space or style, and we will contact you if we have any questions.
Thank you for helping the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument preserve the history of Texans in the Vietnam War.The questions below are designed to help you think about things you might want to share. Use the “Please tell us your story” field and feel free to consider some or all of the questions, or even to share something completely different! Thank you for helping us preserve history.
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