Category Archive: At The Wall

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

Final Design Approved for Education Center at The Wall

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Taken from Official VVMF press release, written by Heidi Zimmerman.   VVMF has received final design approval today from the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) for the Education Center at The Wall.… Continue reading

Highlights from Memorial Day 2014

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This Memorial Day, thousands congregated to The Wall to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. On this special day, prominent Americans from all walks of life came to the Memorial… Continue reading

Reflections on Run For The Wall 1989-2013 (Part I)

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By Evo Red   Last year I rode on the 25th Anniversary Run For The Wall (RFTW), the annual cross-country motorcycle ride from California to Washington, D.C. At its heart RFTW is a demonstration… Continue reading

Reflections on Run for the Wall 1989-2013 (Part II)

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By Evo Reed Run For The Wall as implied was a Vietnam thing at it’s inception. Its scope quickly grew to encompass POW-MIA’s from any prior wars and all new conflicts. In line… Continue reading

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