Get involved this Veterans Day

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Dear Jason,

With Veterans Day less than a week away, can you please help me make this one of the best ever? Here are just a few ways you can help.

To begin with, you can honor a veteran who lost his or her life in Vietnam by posting a remembrance on VVMF’s Virtual Wall on our website.

Even if you don’t know a fallen veteran personally, you can search for and choose someone from your state or hometown and share a few words of gratitude for their service and sacrifice.

How else can you make this a memorable Veterans Day?

Photo of Veterans at The Wall

You may already be planning to visit The Wall on November 11. If so, I hope to meet you and shake your hand. However, I realize that’s simply not possible for everyone. If you can’t attend our Special Veterans Day Observance in person, I invite you to watch it live on USvetsTV.

Watch the Veterans Day pre-ceremony program, which begins at noon EST, followed by the special observance at The Wall at 1 p.m. EST, live.

Here are just two of the many distinguished speakers you’ll hear in the pre-ceremony show:

  • Ken Salazar, Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Prior to his confirmation, Salazar served as Colorado’s 35th United States Senator. He served on the Finance, Agriculture, Energy and Natural Resources, Ethics, Veterans Affairs, and Aging Committees.
  • Peter Holt, CEO of Holt Companies. Mr. Holt had a tour in Vietnam during his two years in the U.S. Army. He was decorated with the Silver Star, three Bronze Stars, and the Purple Heart. Holt served for a year as the chairman of the campaign to build the Education Center for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. He remains an active member of our leadership team. Holt Companies holdings include the largest Caterpillar dealership in the United States.
  • Robert W. “Bob” Patrick, Colonel, U.S. Army (ret.). Mr. Patrick is the Director of the Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress. He leads efforts to collect and preserve the wartime memories of America’s veterans.

Won’t you please send me a note after the ceremony and observance? I’d love to know what you thought of the day and how we honored our veterans on November 11. Contact me at

I ask you to also support our efforts of maintaining The Wall and all it stands for. Help us keep their memories alive for generations to come through a gift to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. Thank you.

Jan Scruggs
Jan C. Scruggs
Founder and President

P.S. Don’t forget to join us either in person at The Wall in Washington or watch the ceremony and pre-ceremony live at

Established in 1979, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., and promoting healing and educating about the impact of the Vietnam War. Authorized by Congress, its most recent initiative is building The Education Center at The Wall, an underground facility near the Memorial that is designed to add faces to all the names on The Wall and tell their stories to future generations. Other Memorial Fund initiatives include educational programs for students and teachers, and a traveling Wall replica.