Category Archive: Hometown Heroes

Veterans project leads Rainier class to remember Vietnam


Andrew Demko, a Social Studies teacher at Rainier Junior/Senior High School in Oregon, implemented a voluntary educational curriculum by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. The curriculum is Hometown Heroes and it connects students with veterans’ stories and… Continue reading

Georgia Students Honor Veterans Through Service Project


Meet Stephen Quesinberry, an eleventh grade teacher and Department Chair of History and Social Studies at Newnan High School in Georgia. Stephen has been involved with VVMF for a number of years, and… Continue reading

New curriculum lets students connect with veterans


Hometown Heroes, newly revised and updated, is a school curriculum with the major goal to collect photos and stories of those veterans whose names are on The Wall and those who returned home from the… Continue reading

Virginia man joins effort to build Education Center


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


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


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


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


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


  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


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

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