Thank you for your willingness to volunteer for the Reading of the Names at Veterans Memorial Park of Pensacola.

WSRE Public Television is proud to host this initiative in partnership with Veterans Memorial Park of Pensacola to honor the service and sacrifice of those men and women who gave their all during the Vietnam War.

During the seven-day period, beginning Sunday, May 20th, each of the 58,318 names inscribed in the black granite panels of The Wall South will be read. An opening ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 20th, at 1pm. Each day following, from 10am to 5pm, the names will continue to be read, culminating with the Memorial Day ceremonies planned at Veterans Memorial Park of Pensacola on Sunday, May 27th, at 1pm.

Anyone may participate who is able to read a list of names. Family members and friends of those whose names are included on The Wall South, as well as veterans, civic organizations, businesses, schools, active-duty military and patriotic citizens, are all encouraged to participate. You may select more than one shift to read. Groups may participate together during the same time slot.

The parking and reading areas are accessible to wheelchairs, strollers, etc.

For more information, please see the FAQ section at the bottom of this form.

We look forward to your involvement in this event and will see you during your scheduled shift(s) at Veterans Memorial Park of Pensacola, located at East Romana Street and Bayfront Parkway in Downtown Pensacola.

Thank you for participating in the "Reading of the Names" at the Wall South.

Contact Information

First and Last Name
Phone Number Type
Email Address

**Your confirmation email will contain information with detailed instructions.

Select your shift/shifts.

*Multiple shifts are welcome and encouraged, but please make every effort to fulfill your commitment.


*For groups wishing to participate, please specify in the box to the right of the time slots above the number of volunteers in each time slot, and list all of their names here:

Reading of the Names - Frequently Asked Questions::

  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled shift.

  • Check in at the Volunteer table located at the kiosk at the entrance of Veterans Memorial Park of Pensacola.

  • You will receive a sheet with a list of names that you will read. Each sheet takes approximately 2 minutes to read.

  • Stand in the line leading to the apex of the Wall South.

  • Some of the names may be difficult to pronounce - just do the best you can.

  • As the line moves forward, please be ready to take your place at the podium.

  • If you would like to mention the name of a special relative or friend whose name appears on the Wall, please add it to the end of your list. As an example, you would read your complete list of names and then say, "And my father, Donald Richard Hubbs." Each reader is scheduled for approximately two minutes. Please do not make other comments or messages of any kind, as they would disrupt the sanctity of the event.

  • The event will proceed as scheduled, rain or shine! If inclement weather is apparent, please make sure to bring appropriate rain gear.

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