The Beginning: ​The Committee, along with the City planners, decided that a wall approximately half the size of the wall in Washington D.C. would fit in the park. The wall would be made of granite and all of the more than 58,000 names would be engraved on it. The Charlotte Community Foundation was selected to receive the donations and hold those funds. The Foundation would also be responsible for any taxes and government reporting. This effort will include the entire Southwest Florida community and all who wish to ensure that these brave men and women will always be remembered. Current Status: ​Wayne Goff, our General Contractor, will surely be missed. Wayne did an incredible job getting the ground ready for the granite.                                          But we will continue as Wayne would want. and he will always be a part of this incredible monument. We want to give a GREAT BIG THANKS to all of those that have helped with time and money. This Memorial will truely honor those that made the ultimate sacrifice.       
Stacy Jones…………………………..Vice President		          Melissa Stettner………………………..Treasurer  Colleen Stapleton…………………………Secretary	                     Henry Reposa......................……………. Director  Michael Raymond..……….....…………….Director	                     Kim Foss……...........................……….....Director             Art McGinnis.....................………………...Director
The Beginning: ​The Committee, along with the City planners, decided that a wall approximately half the size of the wall in Washington D.C. would fit in the park. The wall would be made of granite and all of the more than 58,000 names would be engraved on it. The Charlotte Community Foundation was selected to receive the donations and hold those funds. The Foundation would also be responsible for any taxes and government reporting. This effort will include the entire Southwest Florida community and all who wish to ensure that these brave men and women will always be remembered. Current Status: ​Wayne Goff, our General Contractor, will surely be missed. Wayne did an incredible job getting the ground ready for the granite.                                          But we will continue as Wayne would want. and he will always be a part of this incredible monument. We want to give a GREAT BIG THANKS to all of those that have helped with time and money. This Memorial will truely honor those that made the ultimate sacrifice. All of the granite panels are now up, but there is still some work to be done. We are awaiting delivery of park benches and several other items that will ultimately enhance every visitor’s experience to the Vietnam Wall of Southwest Florida. Subsequent to the initial (“soft”) opening of the memorial September 3rd, the Vietnam Wall is now open to the public. The Board expresses their heartfelt thanks to all who have sacrificed their time and talents to make our dream come true.                                                                                                                                                                The Vietnam Wall Of Southwest Florida, Inc. A Florida Non-Profit Corp.                                                    Major General (Retired) Richard Carr....President