Category Archive: At The Wall

War echoes through time, generations

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By Eric Mink, originally published in the St. Louis Jewish Light People leave behind, on purpose, all kinds of things after visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington. They’ve left about 400,000 items there… Continue reading

Ireland’s Taoiseach Visits The Wall

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By Michael McMahon On Saturday I had the privilege of conducting a tour of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial for Ireland’s “Taoiseach,” or Prime Minister, Enda Kenny, his wife and three adult children.  He is in… Continue reading

Veterans Day Through The Eyes of a Donut Dolly

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This Veterans Day we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial. This magnificent bronze statue honors the 11,000 American military women stationed in Vietnam during the war. Ninety percent of those women… Continue reading

Landscape of The Wall Prepared for Veterans Day

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We at VVMF are often flattered to hear that the clean, polished granite Wall and the noticeably green and healthy lawn of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial exceed the expectations of the thousands who… Continue reading

Memorials Need Tender Loving Care

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By Jan Scruggs When the American public goes to great places where history is remembered, not everyone thinks about all the work behind the scenes.  At places like our National Parks there is a… Continue reading

Connecting the Story: Honoring Elmer D Lauck

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Reblogged from Speaking of History… by Eric Langhorst   Last week I was in Washington DC for the Mission Possible workshop conducted by Model Classroom and the Pearson Foundation.  It was a thought provoking… Continue reading

Keeping the Three Servicemen Clean

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The Three Servicemen Statue stands at the treeline of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, eternally watching over the 58,286 names of those who died in the Vietnam War. And just as The Wall requires… Continue reading

Attending Memorial Day at The Wall

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By Leon Franklin, brother of Clark David Franklin, a Vietnam veteran whose name was added to The Wall in 2013. Article originally appeared in the San Antonio Northeast Herald. We were privileged to… Continue reading

Names To Be Added to The Wall

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The names of four American servicemen will be engraved on the black granite walls of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial over the next week, and the status designations will be changed for 13 others… Continue reading

In Honor of Their Comrades

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They stood at The Wall, trading stories and sharing memories. Some of them had been together in Vietnam. Some of them hadn’t. But they all shared a connection through the 187th Assault Helicopter… Continue reading