Community Effort Required to Bring Dignity Memorial® Vietnam Wall to Rose Hills in Whittier

Volunteers, name readers, and contributions sought for week-long event honoring America’s Veterans.

Whittier, CA, January 19, 2010 --( The Dignity Memorial® Vietnam Wall, a three-quarter-scale traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be on display at Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary in Whittier, March 23 through 30, 2010. Hundreds of volunteers and name readers are needed to help make this program a success and to honor the more than 58,000 Americans who died or are missing in Vietnam. Those interested in volunteering are asked to attend one of three meetings to be held on January 21, February 4 and February 18, all starting at 6 p.m., or to contact Phyllis at 805.341.7269.

The event is free and open to the public 24 hours a day from Tuesday, March 23 through Tuesday, March 30. Volunteers are needed to help look up names, act as docents, and read names in the evenings and on the weekend. In addition, community support in the form of sponsorships are being sought to help support programs serving veterans throughout Los Angeles and surrounding counties. For information, to volunteer or contribute, contact Phyllis at 805.341.7269.

The replica is eight feet high and 240 feet long. Its black, reflective surface is inscribed with the names of more than 58,000 servicemen and women who died or are missing in Vietnam. The Dignity Memorial provider network created the replica in 1990. The Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall is dedicated to all Americans who served in Vietnam and honors all veterans of the U.S. military.

The Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall is one of many efforts of the Dignity Memorial network to honor and support our nation’s veterans and active military. Other initiatives and programs include the Veterans Planning Guide, the Dignity Memorial Homeless Veterans Burial Program, educational veterans seminars and special pricing and benefits for members of three veterans service organizations.

Throughout the week, events will take place to help the community honor and remember Vietnam Veterans and to educate youth through first-hand experiences and discussions with Veterans. For program information visit or call Bonnie at 818.681.5777.

About Rose Hills
Founded in 1914, Rose Hills has since grown to be the largest memorial park in the world. It is a full-service memorial facility with a modern mortuary, flower shop, reception center, and premiere cemetery property to serve the community in both pre-need and at-need situations. It serves 10,000 families a year. Rose Hills is located in Whittier, California, with approximately 1,400 acres of property for current use or future development and is considered to be the largest single-operated cemetery in the world. Although it is purposely secluded, Rose Hills is only minutes away from any point in the Greater Los Angeles or Orange County area, and offers a full range of funeral services to meet the memorialization needs of Southern California families. For information, visit

About the Dignity Memorial network
Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary, #FD970, is a proud Dignity Memorial provider in Whittier, Calif. The Dignity Memorial network of more than 1,600 funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers is North America’s most trusted resource for funeral and memorialization services. Dignity Memorial providers offer an unmatched combination of products and locations serving families with care, integrity, respect and service excellence. For more information, call 562-699-0921 or visit

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