Category Archive: The Education Center at The Wall

Working to Build the Education Center

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By Jan C. Scruggs Excitement is building as people across the nation participate in the fundraising and photo gathering efforts for the Education Center at The Wall. I recently met with some donors… 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

Making Memorial Day Last

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By Jan C. Scruggs On Memorial Day, we pause to recall those no longer with us because of their willingness to place their lives on the line in time of war, and indeed… Continue reading

Riding to Heal

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By Lee Ulferts For many years I have personally carried the burden of my service in Vietnam. I, like all veterans I know, buried my feelings (as we were all told to do)… Continue reading

Losing a Loyal Friend

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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund lost a loyal supporter this past March. Richard “Dick” Frey, 70, loving husband, father and grandfather, died March 8, 2013. Dick was born in a small, rural town… Continue reading

An Australian Voice in the Education Center

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Americans and Australians fought side-by-side in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Somalia and Iraq. In the great tradition of shared service, today Australians and Americans stand shoulder-to-shoulder in Afghanistan. One… Continue reading

Twenty Black Washingtonians Honored by Anonymous Donor

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A $20,000 gift from an anonymous donor will be used to endow the photos and stories of 20 African American soldiers from Washington, D.C., ensuring these vital pieces of history will be remembered… Continue reading

Vietnamese Immigrant Thanks American Servicemembers

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For those who believe that the Vietnam War was a futile effort; look no further than Huong Le. An immigrant from Vietnam, Huong’s father brought her to the United States because he believed… Continue reading

Finishing a brother’s life’s work

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The number of names on The Wall is a small percentage of the number of lives affected by the Vietnam War. Countless Vietnam veterans have died since the end of the war of… Continue reading

Honoring heroes; from the Civil War to the present

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Jake Paltzer has the name of every man and woman from Outagamie County, Wis. who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces from the Civil War through today. He has memorialized… Continue reading