HOLMDEL, NJ - As you put the final touches on your New Jersey income tax return, remember you can direct a portion of your return to the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation by checking line 61 and designating the amount you'd like to contribute.  The Foundation oversees the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial and Vietnam Era Museum &Educational Center in Holmdel, NJ.

As a not-for-profit organization, the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation relies on contributions from people to support its efforts to encourage and foster a thorough understanding of the Vietnam era including the political, historical, social, cultural and military aspects that affected the United States, and especially New Jersey.

Each year, more than 9,000 school children pass through the doors of the Vietnam Era Museum & Educational Center and visit the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial.  Private contributions enable the Foundation to update displays, bring guest lecturers, exhibitions and educational programs to the Museum & Educational Center and host several special events. As a result, the Foundation has become a trusted resource for all New Jersey veterans.

"I ask everyone to consider directing a portion of their New Jersey income tax return to the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation. This simple act has become one of our most significant funding sources," said board chair Clark W. Martin.  "There is no more fitting time than while our nation's service men and women are fighting overseas to support the ongoing education of our young people and to honor those who served during the Vietnam era, especially the 1,562 New Jerseyans who never returned home." 

The Vietnam Era Museum & Educational Center is located adjacent to the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial off the Garden State Parkway at exit 116.  The Museum & Educational Center are open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  For information on the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial and Vietnam Era Museum & Educational Center, visit the website at www.njvvmf.org or call 732-335-0033.