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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TCVVM is committed to protecting your privacy. If you submit a story, photographs and/or other materials to our online living monument, we will post the materials you submit which will be viewable by the general public. Personally identifiable information collected in the submission forms for veteran stories, Honor Texas Heroes reading of the names signup, and Contact form will be stored on the TCVVM website. We will not post or share your email or other contact information without your consent. If you post a comment, we will post your comment if we determine it appropriate. We may collect your information such as your name and email address for the purpose adding you to our eNewsletter. You can unsubscribe from the eNewsletter at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of the newsletter. If you make a donation, we will collect information such as your name, address, email address and the name whom you are honoring. We will share your name on our donor list unless you specify otherwise to us in writing. We will not sell or share your information with third parties unaffiliated with TCVVM*. We may use the information you provide to notify you of TCVVM progress and events. Your personal information is accessible only to TCVVM personnel and board members. Online donations are accepted through a third-party site. TCVVM does not store your credit card or other payment information. Our website may use cookies to collect IP addresses in order to measure user data. We will use this information to measure user data in order to improve our site. This information will be available to website administrators. On occasion where we deem appropriate we may link to third party sites. TCVVM is not responsible for the content or privacy controls on third party sites. Updates to this privacy policy will be posted here. To update, change or remove your information, or for any concerns about privacy, email or write to TCVVM, 111 Congress Avenue, Suite 500, Austin,Texas, 78701. *At some time in the future TCVVM reserves the right to turn over all website content to the Texas Tech niversity Vietnam Center and Archive for historical preservation.

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The Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument will stand as a permanent honor to all Texans who served in the Vietnam War – and it will also serve as a permanent memorial to the 3,417 Texans who never came home.  This memorial will be made through The 3417 Project, which will individually honor each Texan who died in the Vietnam War.

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