The center of the Memorial is an eternal flame supported by five vertical gray granite walls, each representing a branch of the armed services. Radiating from the vertical walls are five polished black granite horizontal walls, enclosed by a low circular wall forming five courtyards. The names of the dead and missing in action are carved into the black granite.
The “Vietnam Veterans Vigil and Memorial Service” is held on the first full weekend in May, with a Memorial Day observance later in the month. A “Christmas Remembrance” is observed on the first Saturday in December.