Category Archive: Volunteers

Volunteers Give Their All

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On Saturday, a very special group gathered at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington. Among them, they have a number of service medals, decades of military service, funny stories and stories to tell… Continue reading

Reading of The Names

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The Reading of the Names is a rare and incredibly special event. The last time all of the names etched on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. was in 2007 for the… Continue reading

Lake Forest Salutes Vietnam Veterans and a Wall Volunteer

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One of VVMF’s volunteers is leading the 2012 Lake Forest Day Parade tomorrow. Paul Baffico, a Vietnam veteran, is leading the parade themed “Lake Forest Salutes Vietnam Veterans.” Read more about the parade… Continue reading

“I don’t want to forget Vietnam.”

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My name is John Hooker. I’m 64 years old. I was born in Cleveland, Ohio. At the age of 9, my parents and I moved to a farm in New London, Ohio, which… Continue reading

Farewell to a Dear Friend

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Vietnam veterans lost one of their biggest advocates on Tuesday. Carol Haberchak of Pittsburgh, Penn. passed away. She was 65. For the last three years, she sought out photos of the fallen heroes… Continue reading

Storytellers in Training

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Stories need to be told. Thousands of stories of lives cut short are behind the 58,282 names etched on the granite Vietnam Veterans Memorial. And there are millions more of the veterans who… Continue reading

Closing the Gap

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Last week, the VVMF conference room was filled with teachers from across the country through a program with the Smithsonian EdLab. Their discussions included how to connect people to The Wall and how to… Continue reading

The Wall Still Touches All

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The Gladstone VFW Post 10906 recently supported The Wall That Heals when it came to North Kansas City, Mo. The event was very successful, engaging the veteran and Vietnamese communities in the area.… Continue reading

Why I Volunteer at The Wall

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                                       Lt. Col. Anthony V. Fasolo, USA (Ret) This past Memorial Day I volunteered to take part in a special ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in D.C., marking 50 years since the United States became… Continue reading

The Can Do Spirit of Maui

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By Jan C. Scruggs Janna Hoehn is a petite, determined woman from California. She and her family have lived on the Island of Maui for more than 20  years. She is active in… Continue reading