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Westfield students honor local heroes

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During the 2013-2014 school year, North Middle School in Westfield, Massachusetts took on the voluntary veterans-based curriculum, Hometown Heroes. Hometown Heroes is a a service learning project that connects students to those who served… Continue reading

‘Goodnight Saigon’ brings recognition to U.S. veterans

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Co-written by Lois O’Connor and Mike Mc Mahon On Saturday, July 26th Billy Joel played for a sold-out concert at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. The week of the concert, VVMF was contacted… Continue reading

Final Design Approved for Education Center at The Wall

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Taken from Official VVMF press release, written by Heidi Zimmerman.   VVMF has received final design approval today from the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) for the Education Center at The Wall.… Continue reading

Remembering heroes across generations.

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When our nation thinks of a hero, we usually think of someone who has risked their life for the sake of others and showed courage in the face of fear.  They show resiliency and stand… Continue reading

Ironman raises funds, honors father

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By Frank Valle I am Frankie Valle and am an Ironman finisher in 5 races. I have been a triathlete since 2000. This year I have made the decision to race for a cause… Continue reading

Veterans project leads Rainier class to remember Vietnam

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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

Warriors: Their Stories

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When we talk about Vietnam, who do we hear it from? In the sixties, not only was Vietnam brought to you by photojournalists who reported on the front lines, but this news was… Continue reading

Highlights from Memorial Day 2014

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This Memorial Day, thousands congregated to The Wall to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. On this special day, prominent Americans from all walks of life came to the Memorial… Continue reading

Huey Plaza Dedication at NJ Remembrance Day

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By Michael McMahon About 18 months ago the Foundation acquired a 1964 Bell UH-1D Huey helicopter.  It flew in Vietnam with the 116th Assault Helicopter Company at Ch Chi, and later with the 118th Assault… Continue reading

Inspiration from an unsung hero

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By Aubrey Ruehlmann McNiff This is my Father Sgt. John Ruehlmann of the 1st armored Calvary. He was hit in Jan., 1969 and came home paralyzed everywhere but his left arm. His mother,… Continue reading