At the conclusion of the novel, it is proposed that the following resolution be placed on a plaque between the memorial walls.

 

RESOLUTION OF┬áTHE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 

We the people of the United States of America, do declare that the war in Vietnam was fought without the resolve of the American people. The people of the United States of America hereby pledge that America shall never again risk the lives of its soldiers in a war unless it is willing to prosecute that war with full resolve, even if that means the eventual use of weapons of mass destruction to end that conflict successfully. No soldiers shall be risked unnecessarily, no soldiers shall be left behind, no war shall be started that will not be won by whatever means necessary. The Vietnam Veterans who fell in combat and killed themselves afterwards shall be our nation’s pledge that we will no longer go to war without resolve.