The American Immigrant Wall of Honor®
The names of individuals and families are inscribed on the Wall of Honor for posterity as gifts of remembrance through donations made to restore and maintain Ellis Island.
The first names inscribed on the Wall of Honor were unveiled in 1990. Today, the Wall includes more than 700,000 names memorialized on stainless steel panels, each measuring 4-feet tall by 2-feet wide. Each individual panel contains nearly 700 names.
For most panels, names appear alphabetically in six columns. Since the dates of inscription vary, you may find ancestors with the same surname on different Wall panels.
Paper reproductions of each Wall panel are available for purchase at the cost of $30.00 (USD) per panel. Each panel reproduction is printed on parchment paper, suitable for framing and measures 11" wide by 17" tall. These panels make an especially meaningful holiday gift and wonderful reminder of your loved oneís place on this moving memorial.
Note: To order a panel reproduction, you must know the panel number on which your ancestors name appears. This is typically a two or three-digit number (e.g. - 718).
Search the Wall of Honor now for your ancestorís panel number.