Category Archive: Hometown Heroes

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

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

A Father Lost

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Two sisters lost their father in Vietnam in 1968. They were very young and never really knew their father. Crystal Lawrence Hood and Deborah Lawrence share with us their stories about their father… Continue reading

A Pinch of Fenway Dirt

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  This letter came today from one of our volunteers, Michael McMahon. I want to share with you pictures of this beautiful baseball tribute I found at The Wall.  I saw it in… Continue reading

A Welcome Home for America’s Soldiers in 2014

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by Jan C. Scruggs America has been at war since 2001. Even though only a small percentage of the American population has been busy with the fighting, more than 30,000 have been wounded and… Continue reading

In the Service of Others

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Yesterday at The Wall, we met a young veteran who is about to undertake a 5-month hike in an effort to raise awareness about homelessness among veterans. Zach Day started following us on… Continue reading

It’s Time to Honor Fallen Heroes—Past and Present: We’ll Honor Generations of Warriors at the Education Center at The Wall

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By Jan C. Scruggs Next week, the work to add 10 names to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial will take place in Washington DC. On May 13, many will gather for a poignant event… Continue reading

Veterans Reconnect in Harrisonburg with The Wall That Heals

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Thousands came to visit The Wall That Heals in Harrisonburg, Virginia over the weekend of April 20-23. Some had never been able to see the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. and for… Continue reading