Vietnam War Commemoration Commission

How to Become a Commemorative Partner

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Commemorative Partner with The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. To apply, organizations will need to fill out an application and a Statement of Understanding.  Organizations will need to review and sign the Statement of Understanding either digitally online, or sign and fax, email or mail the Statement of Understanding to the Commemoration as provided on the form.

The Statement of Understanding contains specific information for organizations interested in becoming a Commemorative Partner, but in general, organizations need to know that Commemorative Partners must commit to conduct at least two events or activities each year during the period of 2019 - 2021 that will recognize, thank and honor our Vietnam Veterans and their families.  Organizations need to understand that there is no guarantee that military support such as Color Guard or aerial support for Commemorative Partner events will be provided.

It is important for these events or activities to meet at least the first of the five Congressionally-mandated objectives of The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration: "To thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, including personnel who were held as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action, for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States and to thank and honor the families of these veterans."

Commemorative Partners need to understand that if The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration determines that they are not able to conduct an event or activity in a dignified, honorable and memorable way and in a manner consistent with the Congressionally-mandated objectives, they will not be allowed to continue their participation in the Commemorative Partner Program, nor will they be allowed to represent to any member of the public that they are in any way affiliated with The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration's Commemorative Partner Program.

The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration reserves the right to deny or remove an organization from the Commemorative Partner Program for any reason, including when an organization's representations create the appearance that the organization is part of or endorsed by the DoD, or otherwise are inconsistent with the Joint Ethics Regulation (DoD 5500.07-R); or activities conflict with, or violate any of the policies of, the DoD Community Relations Program (DoDD 5410.18 and DoDI 5410.19) or The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration.  DoD publications are available at http:

Status as a Commemorative Partner does not confer any priority or guarantee for military support of Commemorative Partner events.  Requests for military participation in non-DoD Commemorative Partner events will be evaluated for eligibility according to DoD community relations policies and Federal ethics regulations.  Military support of and/or participation in eligible events is subject to the availability of requested assets and funds.  Such involvement must not result in any additional expenses or costs for the U.S. Government which have not been previously budgeted and funded.


·         For online application forms visit our website at: Commemorative Partner Online Application Forms/

·         To download printer-friendly application forms go to: Commemorative Partner Printable Application forms/

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