The Place of Names proclaims, in stone, the names of 1,546 Massachusetts men and 1 woman veteran who remain missing or who died in combat as a result of wounds received while in action in Vietnam. Forever more will those who visit this PLACE see the names of those who answered the call and remain forever young. The complex is located on four acres and consists of a pond, walking paths, the Memorials and provides a dignified, quiet, natural location for reflection and learning. The Massachusetts Legislature earmarked over $1.4 million dollars for the project and private donations were raised for the program and dedication weekend which took place June 9, 2002. The Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Memorial was a long time coming and many thanks go to the Legislature, the Department of Veterans Services, the City of Worcester, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Trust and those who kept this dream alive.