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NEWSLETTER, OCTOBER 2011

Message from the President
We will forever honor the 58,272 heroes who gave everything in Vietnam, those whose names are on The Wall.  There were close to a million additional men and women who served throughout the Southeast Asian Theatre and there were more than eight and a half million who wore the uniform, across the globe, during those conflicted years.
When built, The Education Center at The Wall will be a place of honor.  A sacred place.  A place where our heroes’ stories and sacrifice will never be forgotten by future generations.  It will be a place where, among other things, bonds and partnerships will be celebrated.

Call for Photos Gains Momentum Across the Nation

The Wall That Heals, along with the HISTORY Channel and VVMF Founder and President Jan C. Scruggs, recently returned from a three-leg visit to New York City, Atlanta, and Philadelphia to promote the National Call for Photos campaign and the new HISTORY Channel series Vietnam in HD, premiering November 8, 9, and 10.  [Read More]

Campaign Spokesman Tom Selleck Invites Guests to the ‘Build the Center Benefit’

On November 11, National Spokesperson Tom Selleck and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund will host the second annual Build the Center Benefit – a gala that will raise funds for the construction of The Education Center at The Wall, scheduled to break ground next Veterans Day.

Make Plans Now for ‘Veterans Day at The Wall’ — November 11

Hosted by VVMF and the National Park Service, the annual Veterans Day Ceremony at The Wall ceremony will commence on November 11. Throughout the years, this ceremony has offered a chance to heal for those still grieving from the loss of friends, family, and neighbors during the Vietnam War.

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VVMF Unveils New Public Service Announcements

On October 20, VVMF wrapped production of a series of public service announcements aimed at raising awareness of The Education Center at The Wall.

The announcements feature appearances by former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State General Colin Powell, actor Tom Selleck, and Vietnam veteran and actor Dale Dye.

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Radio Host Lends Support to The Education Center Campaign

Nationally-syndicated and respected radio talk show host Rusty Humphries will act as National Radio Spokesperson for VVMF and The Education Center at The Wall during the coming months.[Read More]

VVMF and TV Worldwide to Host Veterans Day Telethon

During the Veterans Day at The Wall ceremony and throughout the day on November 11, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund and TV Worldwide will host a 12-hour Telethon devoted to remembering, honoring, and pledging support for veterans and their families.  The telethon will benefit the construction of the Education Center at The Wall, to begin November, 2012.[Read More]

TriWest Healthcare Alliance Gives $1 Million Donation; Challenges Others to Support 

The TriWest Healthcare Alliance has generously donated $1 Million to fund the construction of The Education Center at The Wall as part of VVMF’s Veteran’s Day Match Program, which will conclude on November 11.[Read More]

Wall Volunteer Dan Kirby Honored

On October 22, the VVMF Board of Directors, along with staff and friends, honored Vietnam Veterans Memorial volunteers at the 2011 Libby Hatch Awards Luncheon in Washington, DC.[Read More]

VVMF Staff Trained as National Park Service Volunteers

On October 4, the VVMF staff took part in a volunteer training seminar conducted by the National Park Service.  The training reviewed safety guidelines, protocol, and descriptions of volunteer responsibilities.[Read More]
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.
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