Category Archive: Special Projects

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

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

Princess Prepares to Cruise for a Cause

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By Princess Cruises, our partner in Cruising for a Cause In a special ceremony coinciding with Armed Forces Day, Princess Cruises was officially recognized as a commemorative partner of the United States of America Vietnam… Continue reading

Women in Wartime: A Nurse Remembers

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By Diane Carlson Evans  My plane touched down in Vietnam on August 2, 1968. The blast of heat and the smell of jet fuel hit me first, then the sight of GIs with MI6s… Continue reading

Women in Wartime: “LZ” Nancy Lynch

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By Nancy Lynch  During the frenzy of the Vietnam War at home and abroad in the spring of 1968, Nancy E. Lynch, a young journalist with the News Journal in Wilmington, Del. offered… Continue reading

The Road to Canonization: Father Capodanno

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By Mary Preece As we begin 2013, may I wish you all a Happy New Year, or more appropriately in Italian, Buon Capodanno! I am most honored to compose this blog to share… 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

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

VVMF Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

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This week marks the end of Hispanic Heritage Month and we’d like to share this video with you featuring David Zayas, from TV’s Dexter, honors the 3,031 Hispanics heroes that made the ultimate sacrifice… Continue reading