Category Archive: Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans

Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument Dedication Ceremony

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By Anneliese Bustillo This past weekend, I had the privilege of attending the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument (TCVVM) dedication ceremony. It was an incredibly moving ceremony honoring the 3,417 men from Texas… Continue reading

Ride Heals, Raises Funds

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“All we need is for everyone to do what you’re doing,” said Jan Scruggs, Founder and President of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. He was speaking to an incredible group of veterans from… Continue reading

Names To Be Added to The Wall

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The names of four American servicemen will be engraved on the black granite walls of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial over the next week, and the status designations will be changed for 13 others… 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

VVMF Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

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This week marks the end of Hispanic Heritage Month and we’d like to share this video with you featuring David Zayas, from TV’s Dexter, honors the 3,031 Hispanics heroes that made the ultimate sacrifice… 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

Until They Are Home: Army Sgt. Major Danang McKay

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U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Danang McKay is the Command Senior Enlisted Leader at Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command. I’m constantly reminded of why we continue America’s search for our missing heroes; at the Joint POW/MIA Accounting… Continue reading