Category Archive: Volunteers

Meet Mitch: A Hero Dog

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There’s a new face at VVMF! Meet Mitch, an eight-week-old recruit for Hero Dogs. Tim Tetz, VVMF’s Director of Outreach, is raising the puppy to be a service dog for veterans! Hero Dogs… Continue reading

Heroes of Hope and Healing

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By Karen Spears Zacharias Some people know them as the “Yellow Hatters”, the familiar park service volunteers dressed in bright yellow shirts and matching hats who stand ready at The Wall. Ready to help with… Continue reading

War Story of a Wall Volunteer

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By Anthony Wallace I was drafted during the winter of 1968 just before the draft was put aside.  Here in New York City when you received a letter from the Selective Service to… Continue reading

Virginia man joins effort to build Education Center

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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

Mourning the Loss of a Dear Friend

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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is deeply saddened by the loss of longtime supporter, Sandy Mayo. The Georgia native was drafted by the Army and he served as a first lieutenant, including a… Continue reading

Before Vietnam

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By David Lucier It was the spring of 1968, it was April, and training had been suspended. I leaned up against the truck’s deep-treaded tire smoking a Winston from a soft pack. It… Continue reading

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

The Home Depot Foundation’s Celebration of Service: Stories Behind the Numbers

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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

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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