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Attending Memorial Day at The Wall

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By Leon Franklin, brother of Clark David Franklin, a Vietnam veteran whose name was added to The Wall in 2013. Article originally appeared in the San Antonio Northeast Herald. We were privileged to… Continue reading

“Gold Star Bike” to Travel with The Wall That Heals

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The last letter that Steve Davenport wrote to his childhood friend, Robert Cupp, came back to him unopened with a casualty stamp in 1968. The two had grown up together in Alexandria, Va. and… Continue reading

Recording American History

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Every veteran has a story to tell, and that story is a part of American history. The Veterans History Project, a project of the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress, exists… Continue reading

Making Memorial Day Last

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By Jan C. Scruggs On Memorial Day, we pause to recall those no longer with us because of their willingness to place their lives on the line in time of war, and indeed… Continue reading

Princess Prepares to Cruise for a Cause

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By Princess Cruises, our partner in Cruising for a Cause In a special ceremony coinciding with Armed Forces Day, Princess Cruises was officially recognized as a commemorative partner of the United States of America Vietnam… Continue reading

Washing The Wall

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NewDay USA joined us for the first Wall washing of the season!

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

Middle Schoolers Honor Vietnam Heroes

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The Vietnam War often gets just a small mention in middle school history books. For most 12 and 13 year olds, the war seems to exist in the distant past, with no effect… Continue reading

Remembering His Name

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Just before visiting The Wall That Heals in Columbus, Ohio, Bill Cousar stepped into the information tent and found himself looking at a familiar face. The face of his high school buddy who… Continue reading

Riding to Heal

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By Lee Ulferts For many years I have personally carried the burden of my service in Vietnam. I, like all veterans I know, buried my feelings (as we were all told to do)… Continue reading