Category Archive: At The Wall

Angels of War: A Vietnam Nurse

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“I learned so many lessons, but it took me years to put them into words or concrete thoughts. Vietnam hardened me.” One tour in Vietnam was more than enough for Janis Nark, who served as… Continue reading

Items Left at The Wall Tell Stories of Healing, Loss

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The Wall has become a sacred place where millions have come to reflect, remember, and heal from a war that is still affecting a nation today. Many are moved to leave items for the… Continue reading

Founder of Vietnam Veterans Memorial Announces Retirement

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Jan C. Scruggs, the Vietnam veteran who led the movement to build The Wall and established the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF), has announced his retirement. On June 30, 2015, Scruggs will step down… Continue reading

Inspiring Ways Students are Honoring Veterans: Steelville Middle School

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Written by Education Intern, Rae R. With a teaching career spanning 27.5 years, Jennifer Whitson knows the meaning of “busy” very well. A teacher at Steelville Middle School in Steelville, Missouri, Whitson has… Continue reading

10 ways to honor veterans in 2015

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2014 was great to VVMF. Fourteen U.S. service members took their rightful place next to their fallen brothers and sisters on The Vietnam Veterans Memorial during our Name Additions on Mother’s Day Ceremony.… Continue reading

Veterans teach realities of war to next generation

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On Oct. 15th, VVMF volunteers Jerry Martin and Joel Chase visited students at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School to give first-person narratives on Vietnam and to discuss the book The Things They Carried.  Student Zachary… Continue reading

Now I Let The Tears Fall Freely

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By Lieutenant Colonel Justin Constantine, USMC (Ret.)* Although I didn’t know any of the 58,282* names on The Wall, I probably took 10 steps before I started crying.  I was in high school, and… Continue reading

Vinh Long Outlaws reunite 50 years after deployment

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(Bio credit/Vinh Long Outlaws)The Vinh Long Outlaws Association  was formed from personnel previously assigned to aviation units with lineage to the original and all succeeding Outlaws,Mavericks (later called Bushwhackers), and Roadrunners that deployed… Continue reading

Honoring National POW/MIA Recognition Day

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Today, on National POW/MIA Recognition Day, Americans across the country come together to remember and honor those prisoners of war, missing in action, and their families. According to The National League of POW/MIA Families, as… Continue reading

Appreciating Volunteers of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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Volunteers of The Vietnam Veterans Memorial are seen wearing yellow hats and matching yellow shirts, standing by the Wall with pencils, name rubbing papers, tissues, and knowledge of everything you could have wanted… Continue reading