Category Archive: Education Programs

VVMF Holds Memorial Day Video Contest

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Students, we are giving you the opportunity to take part in our very first video contest! What does it require? 5 minutes of your time, a video camera, and you telling us what Memorial… 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

Eighth Graders March in Honor of a Peer

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As eighth grade students at the University School of Milwaukee in Wisconsin begin their Vietnam War unit, their American history teacher, Chuck Taft, displays the photo of Jack Russell Smith. He asks if his… Continue reading

Hooked on History…National History Day That Is!

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By Sharon M. Deane Director of Education at Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund “Don’t forget to smile,” and “no points for cuteness.”  That’s what I heard from the National History Day staff and volunteers… Continue reading

Recording American History

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Every veteran has a story to tell, and that story is a part of American history. The Veterans History Project, a project of the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress, exists… Continue reading

Middle Schoolers Honor Vietnam Heroes

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The Vietnam War often gets just a small mention in middle school history books. For most 12 and 13 year olds, the war seems to exist in the distant past, with no effect… Continue reading

Students Honor Fallen From Their State

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Students in South Dakota read the names of those names etched on The Wall from their state as part of our Reading of the Names project.

A Story Across Generations

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By Jenna Martin When you think of the Vietnam War, what comes to mind?  Whether the United States won?  Maybe that a family or friend was killed in this war. To the war… Continue reading

Former Military Advisors Reflect on Vietnam at Pentagon

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For this installment of the Lessons from War series, we thought we’d share this article with you from the Office of the Secretary of Defense Historical Office. These retired officers, as well as… Continue reading

Storytellers in Training

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Stories need to be told. Thousands of stories of lives cut short are behind the 58,282 names etched on the granite Vietnam Veterans Memorial. And there are millions more of the veterans who… Continue reading