DetailsVietnam Veterans Memorial 25th Anniversary Book The 25th Anniversary hardbound book explains how and why the Memorial was built. It includes a history of the Memorial Fund that made The Wall possible and a special pictorial from the Vietnam Memorial Collection showing some of the 100,000 items that have been left at The Wall to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam. The book's introduction is written by former First Lady Nancy Reagan. President Ronald Reagan accepted The Wall from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, on behalf of the U.S. Government, in 1984. This title is officially licensed by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund in Washington, D.C., the organization responsible for the building of the Memorial. A portion of the sales from this book goes to the VVMF.