Our Mission & Monument


A sharply sloping pyramid,painted boldly in the colors of our nation's flag, acknowledges the service and sacrifice of all Vietnam Veterans, those who died, those who were wounded, and the men and women who served. It is hoped the memorial will help heal the trauma of those war years in a spirit of reconciliation and remembrance. This site affords a most spectacular and inspirational, unobstructed view of Suffolk County.

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The purpose of the VVA national organization, its state councils,

and its chapter are:

To help foster, encourage and promote the improvement of the condition of the Vietnam-era veteran.

To promote physical and cultural improvement, growth and development, self respect, self confidence and usefulness of Vietnam veterans and others.

To eliminate discrimination suffered by Vietnam-era veterans and to develop channels of communication which will assist Vietnam-era veterans to maximize self-realization and enrichment of their lives and enhance life fulfillment.

To study, on a nonpartisan basis, proposed legislation, rules or regulations introduced any federal, state, local legislative or administrative body which may affect the social, economic, educational or physical welfare of the Vietnam-era veteran or others; and to develop public policy proposals designed to improve the quality of life, especially in the areas of employment, education, training and health.

To conduct and publish research, on a non-partisan basis, pertaining to the relationship between Vietnam-era veterans and the American society, the Vietnam War experience, the role of the United States in securing peaceful coexistence for the world community, and others matters which affect the social, economic, educational or physical welfare of the Vietnam-era veteran or others.

To assist disabled and needy military veterans, including, but not limited to, Vietnam-era veterans and their dependents, widows and orphans of deceased veterans.

The VVA Memorial at Bald Hill

On November 11, 1991, Veterans Day, the 40-member Suffolk County Veterans Memorial Commission formally dedicated the Vietnam War Memorial at the Bald Hill site in Farmingville. The four-sided 100-foot obelisk emblazoned with the United States flag’s stars and stripes is made of Georgia Cherokee marble and aluminum. Stephen Hayduk Engineering, P.C. of Port Jefferson created the design, which won an architectural design competition. Privately funded, the Vietnam War Memorial cost approximately $1.3 million to construct. The memorial, located on a 6.5-acre site that is 320 feet above sea level, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. From the base, visitors have a view of the Great South Bay, Fire Island and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. To the north, the Long Island Sound and Connecticut can be seen. At night, floodlights illuminate it, making it visible from Connecticut.