Tag Archive: Never Forget

National Day of Service and Remembrance

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At the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, we work hard to honor veterans every day of the year. But on September 11th, the National Day of Service and Remembrance, we wanted to get out… Continue reading

Never Leave a Veteran Behind

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On the 11th anniversary of 9/11, I spent the morning at an American Legion post in Flagstaff, Arizona, at a Veterans’ Forum. The Veterans’ Forum focused on homeless veterans living in the forests… Continue reading

Reflections on 9/11: Kimberly Rescorla

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My father began his military career in the United Kingdom at the age of 16 before coming to the United States and remained a member of the military until his retirement at age… Continue reading

Reflections on 9/11: Justin Constantine

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War is vicious, brutal and traumatizing, and never is there a true “winner.” Everyone loses to some degree–one just needs to look at the growing number of wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, the… Continue reading

Reflections on 9/11: Arthur H. Wilson

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Eleven years ago our nation was forever changed by the cowardly acts of terrorists, attacked on our own soil. It was no surprise to me when after the attacks young men and women… Continue reading

Reflections on 9/11: Gary Fry

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For Vietnam veterans like myself, the Vietnam War was full of days that will never be forgotten. Not understood by every U.S. citizen, veterans understand that certain calendar dates open the floodgates of… Continue reading

Reflections on 9/11: Bruce McKenty

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As a Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient, each year since that tragic day, I have had many opportunities to consider and reflect on the events of September 11, 2001. With the possible… Continue reading

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

My War Story

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This latest installment in our Lessons from War project, in which Jan C. Scruggs interviews prominent Americans about their experiences during the Vietnam War. Barry McCaffrey is president of BR McCaffrey Associates LLC.… Continue reading

Remembering the ‘Grunt Padre’

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Tuesday night, I and another VVMF staffer attended the memorial Mass for Father Vincent Robert Capodanno at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.  The Mass was in honor of… Continue reading