Category Archive: Education Programs

Commemorating 35 Years of Healing: A Look Back


A LOOK BACK AT 2017 Because of you, VVMF is able to carry out its mission to honor and preserve the legacy of service in America and educate all generations about the impact… Continue reading

War, Grief, Healing: The Wall That Heals tells the story of Vietnam


Compiled and written by Jason Bain, Senior Collections Curator and Ashley Barnes, Assistant Collections Curator of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Collection.   The Wall That Heals, VVMF’s half-scale Wall replica and mobile Education Center, has… Continue reading

How You Preserved the Legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 2016


  2017 will mark the 35th anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. In 1982, a promise was made to never forget those who sacrificed their lives during the Vietnam War. Today, more than… Continue reading

How One Oregon Teacher Is Honoring Veterans In A Beautiful Way


    Andrew Demko is a 7th and 8th grade Social Studies teacher from Rainier, Oregon. In between educating today’s youth about history, he has uniquely focused on teaching the legacy of the… Continue reading

Beyond the Names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial: Students Find Their Photos


The structure that holds the names of the more than 58,000 fallen veterans is powerful to all who visit it. More than 30 years after The Wall’s dedication, VVMF has made significant ground on its biggest… Continue reading

VVMF’s 2016 Student Video Contest Asks: “How did the Vietnam War change our country?”


With Memorial Day approaching, VVMF is giving students in grades 4 through 12 the chance to participate in the third annual Student Video Contest. The non-profit organization that founded the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in… Continue reading

From Bismark, ND to the United States Congress: The Impact of Vietnam Project-Based Learning


By Melanie Lowry, Education Outreach Intern “‘Project-based learning’ is the new buzzword in education that our school is encouraging teachers to use”, said Laura Forde, a social studies teacher at Bismarck High School… Continue reading

Sharing the Legacies of Vietnam Veterans: Spotlight on Wall Volunteer Dan Kirby


Co-written by Kalli McCoy Since its dedication in 1982, The Wall has been a solemn place to reflect, honor, and remember. It holds the names of those who gave all for their country… Continue reading

Building Community through Remembrance: The Wall that Heals Visits Rainier, Oregon


By Melanie Lowry, Education Outreach Intern “People this far from Washington, D.C. should still get to see the Wall,” said David Placido, student and history club historian at Rainier Junior/Senior High School in… Continue reading

Memorial Day Video Contest open for students


It is that time of year again. In light of Memorial Day, VVMF is giving students between grades 4-12 the opportunity to participate in the 2nd annual Memorial Day Video Contest. The 2015 question is:… Continue reading

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