Tag Archive: Vietnam Veterans Memorial

War echoes through time, generations

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By Eric Mink, originally published in the St. Louis Jewish Light People leave behind, on purpose, all kinds of things after visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington. They’ve left about 400,000 items there… Continue reading

Landscape of The Wall Prepared for Veterans Day

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We at VVMF are often flattered to hear that the clean, polished granite Wall and the noticeably green and healthy lawn of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial exceed the expectations of the thousands who… Continue reading

Memorials Need Tender Loving Care

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By Jan Scruggs When the American public goes to great places where history is remembered, not everyone thinks about all the work behind the scenes.  At places like our National Parks there is a… Continue reading

Connecting the Story: Honoring Elmer D Lauck

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Reblogged from Speaking of History… by Eric Langhorst   Last week I was in Washington DC for the Mission Possible workshop conducted by Model Classroom and the Pearson Foundation.  It was a thought provoking… Continue reading

A WINTER OF DISCONTENT

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By Jan C. Scruggs Washington, D.C. winters can mirror what many view to be characteristics of the city itself – cold and awful. The winter of 1981 was a textbook example of wintertime… 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

In Honor of Their Comrades

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They stood at The Wall, trading stories and sharing memories. Some of them had been together in Vietnam. Some of them hadn’t. But they all shared a connection through the 187th Assault Helicopter… 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