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The Wall of Honor
The American Immigrant Wall of Honor® at Ellis Island, the largest Wall of names in the world, pays tribute to America's rich cultural heritage, celebrating American immigration from its earliest beginnings right up to present day.

Over 700,000 names are currently inscribed, representing virtually every nationality, including those who endured forced migration from slavery as well as our earliest settlers, the American Indian.

You can have your family name inscribed for posterity at Ellis Island, regardless of when they came to America or through which port they entered. Many choose to commemorate the centennial of an ancestor’s arrival. Others celebrate the naturalization of a new American. Along with the inscription you'll receive a handsome certificate, personalized with the name and country of origin of the individual you choose to honor, and the name will also be listed in our Virtual Wall On-Line, where it can be viewed world wide over the Internet.

Registrations are now being accepted for the new addition of the Wall of Honor at Ellis Island.

Benefits of Registering a Name on the Wall of Honor:

  • A permanent inscription on The American Immigrant Wall of Honor, a featured exhibit at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum.
  • A handsome certificate, suitable for framing, personalized with the name and country of origin of the individual you choose to honor.
  • A listing of the honoree's name and country of origin on the Virtual Wall at www.wallofhonor.org, where it can be viewed by your family members and friends across the country and around the world over the Internet.
  • A listing in the Wall of Honor Computer Registry at Ellis Island which includes: the honoree's name, country of origin and panel location on the Wall, as well as the donor's name and city/state.
  • And, most importantly, you'll know that for generations to come your family name will be on display at Ellis Island, honoring your family's unique contribution to America's heritage.

Register today to have your ancestors' names inscribed on the next edition of the Wall of Honor by Summer 2015. Click here.To purchase a Gift Certificate to let someone you love add a name to the Wall of Honor Click here.

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