The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Vietnam Era Educational Center are located within sight of each other near the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ. The Memorial brings to New Jersey a fitting acknowledgment of the valor displayed by the New Jersey residents who never returned from Southeast Asia. It commemorates the courage shown by all who served in Americas armed forces during the years of the Vietnam conflict. Its companion project, the Educational Center, provides a means to present factual and unbiased information about the era. Using exhibits, audio/visual presentations, structured programs and guest speakers, visitors are provided with a forum for ongoing discussion and an opportunity to gain a better understanding of Americas most divisive period since the Civil War. Supplemental programs, such as veterans biographies, are intended to recognize and document the contributions made by New Jerseys veterans so that their service to our nation will be preserved for future generations.