“In an interview a few years back, I was asked, why? Why do I do so much for our Vietnam Veterans? Without thinking, the words came out of my mouth, ‘It feels like I am extending my brother’s life’s work.’ And that is what helps me heal,” Finnemann said. “I believe that this campaign to build the Center and put faces with names is an absolutely brilliant idea. I also believe it is an incredible opportunity to honor our fallen heroes.
The Education Center at The Wall will be a place on our National Mall where our military heroes’ stories and sacrifice will never be forgotten. It is a multi-million dollar, state-of- the-art visitor’s center and learning facility to be built between the Vietnam Veterans and Lincoln Memorials. Visitors will better understand the profound impact the Vietnam War had on their friends and family members, their hometowns and the nation.