Category Archive: Families

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

Virginia man joins effort to build Education Center

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Waynesboro veteran Michael Harris is leading local efforts to recognize the 22 service members from the Augusta County, Va. area whose names are inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Harris… Continue reading

Mourning the Loss of a Dear Friend

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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is deeply saddened by the loss of longtime supporter, Sandy Mayo. The Georgia native was drafted by the Army and he served as a first lieutenant, including a… Continue reading

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

Participate in the Reading of the Names in Your Community

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For nearly a century, November 11 has been a day to honor veterans. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the day the first observance of what was then Armistice Day. He had this… Continue reading

The Home Depot Foundation’s Celebration of Service: Stories Behind the Numbers

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I don’t particularly like numbers, but they seem to be everywhere and we all seem to have so many. Cell numbers, street numbers, passwords, speed limits, years, dates, times. Babies can’t leave the… Continue reading

Big Sky Supports its Veterans

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A Montana veteran and longtime supporter of VVMF was in D.C. this week and finally got a chance to chat with Jan Scruggs. Dan Gallagher, head of the American Legion Forgotten Warriors Post… Continue reading

Until They Are Home: Army Sgt. Major Danang McKay

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U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Danang McKay is the Command Senior Enlisted Leader at Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command. I’m constantly reminded of why we continue America’s search for our missing heroes; at the Joint POW/MIA Accounting… Continue reading

Until They Are Home: CJ Cole

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I am an American. I believe in the men and women that fight to keep me free, and I honor those who have fallen before. I am an American, and I support my… Continue reading

Until They Are Home: Pam Cain

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As an MIA daughter, National POW/MIA Recognition Day has special significance: it is a day that I take more time to focus on what my father and others like him gave to their… Continue reading