Veterans teach realities of war to next generation

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On Oct. 15th, VVMF volunteers Jerry Martin and Joel Chase visited students at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School to give first-person narratives on Vietnam and to discuss the book The Things They Carried. Student Zachary Klayman… Continue reading

Students preserve history of local veterans

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By VVMF Education intern, Rae Rudzinski. “I’ve been teaching for a long time,” says Susan Tomlinson, a U.S. history teacher at Franklin Central High School in Indianapolis, “and I know the most amazing… Continue reading

38,300 photos collected for Vietnam fallen. 20,000 needed to put a face to every name on The Wall

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For years, volunteers across the country have worked with VVMF on the “Faces Never Forgotten” call for photos campaign. The effort aims to find a face for each of the 58,300 names inscribed… Continue reading

Now I Let The Tears Fall Freely

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By Lieutenant Colonel Justin Constantine, USMC (Ret.)* Although I didn’t know any of the 58,282* names on The Wall, I probably took 10 steps before I started crying.  I was in high school, and… Continue reading

Vinh Long Outlaws reunite 50 years after deployment

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(Bio credit/Vinh Long Outlaws)The Vinh Long Outlaws Association  was formed from personnel previously assigned to aviation units with lineage to the original and all succeeding Outlaws,Mavericks (later called Bushwhackers), and Roadrunners that deployed… Continue reading

Honoring National POW/MIA Recognition Day

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Today, on National POW/MIA Recognition Day, Americans across the country come together to remember and honor those prisoners of war, missing in action, and their families. According to The National League of POW/MIA Families, as… Continue reading

Veteran serves country in Vietnam and community on September 11

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We remember September 11, 2001. We remember the nearly 3,000 people who died as a result of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, including more than 300 New York… Continue reading

Appreciating Volunteers of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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Volunteers of The Vietnam Veterans Memorial are seen wearing yellow hats and matching yellow shirts, standing by the Wall with pencils, name rubbing papers, tissues, and knowledge of everything you could have wanted… Continue reading

Westfield students honor local heroes

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During the 2013-2014 school year, North Middle School in Westfield, Massachusetts took on the voluntary veterans-based curriculum, Hometown Heroes. Hometown Heroes is a a service learning project that connects students to those who served… Continue reading

‘Goodnight Saigon’ brings recognition to U.S. veterans

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Co-written by Lois O’Connor and Mike Mc Mahon On Saturday, July 26th Billy Joel played for a sold-out concert at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. The week of the concert, VVMF was contacted… Continue reading