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Stories of Service: Joe Mendoza

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By Joe Mendoza, who served August 1967-July 1969, in the Army. I volunteered for the Draft as I felt that I needed to do my part and duty for our country.  I was trained… Continue reading

Reflections on Run For The Wall 1989-2013 (Part I)

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By Evo Red   Last year I rode on the 25th Anniversary Run For The Wall (RFTW), the annual cross-country motorcycle ride from California to Washington, D.C. At its heart RFTW is a demonstration… Continue reading

Reflections on Run for the Wall 1989-2013 (Part II)

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By Evo Reed Run For The Wall as implied was a Vietnam thing at it’s inception. Its scope quickly grew to encompass POW-MIA’s from any prior wars and all new conflicts. In line… Continue reading

Stories of Service: Tony Chliek

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By: Tony Chliek* I was drafted on 6 May 1968 and landed in Vietnam on 6 October 1968.  One month and two days later I nearly met my maker.  This is the story of what happened. 9 NOV… Continue reading

Fourteen names to be added to The Wall, honored on Mother’s Day

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Each spring, VVMF works with the Department of Defense (DOD) to ensure that The Wall is accurate. When MIAs are recovered in Vietnam or when an appeal has been approved for addition to… Continue reading

Eight statuses to be changed, honored on Mother’s Day

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Each spring, VVMF works with the Department of Defense (DOD) to ensure that The Wall is accurate. When MIAs are recovered in Vietnam or when an appeal has been approved for addition to… Continue reading

Reading Of The Names: Post-9/11 Heroes On May 24th

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Co-written by Katie Campbell Save the date! For the first time on the National Mall, we will read the names of each and every American service member who has made the ultimate sacrifice… Continue reading

The Things They Carried – An Education Tool

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The Things They Carried, published in 1990, is a collection of fictional short stories by Tim O’Brien taking place during the Vietnam War. The book focuses on a platoon of American soldiers in… Continue reading

The Wall that Heals

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Originally posted on Red Harp Arts:
Since I’ve returned to sketching, I’ve made it my practice to sketch on Veterans Day.  Last year I went to the National Cemetery. Today I went to…

Washing The Wall

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NewDay USA joined us for the first Wall washing of the season!