Category Archive: Faces Never Forgotten

A Selfless Hero: The Story of Donald Sloat

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On January 17, 1970, Donald Sloat went above and beyond the call of duty when he unhesitatingly covered an enemy grenade with his body, shielding and saving soldiers in his patrol. Sloat was… 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

A Soldier’s Final Christmas Gift

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During the holidays, we imagine families gathering together, holding each other close, and exchanging presents for those we care about. This joyous time of  year is a reminder of giving, goodwill, and togetherness, but… Continue reading

38,300 photos collected for Vietnam fallen. 20,000 needed to put a face to every name on The Wall

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For years, volunteers across the country have worked with VVMF on the “Faces Never Forgotten” call for photos campaign. The effort aims to find a face for each of the 58,300 names inscribed… Continue reading

Georgia Teacher Educates about Vietnam, Honors veterans through VVMF Curriculum

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Meet Stephen Quesinberry, an 11th grade teacher and Department Chair of History and Social Studies at Newnan High School in Georgia. Stephen has been involved with VVMF for a number of years. Most recently,… Continue reading

New curriculum lets students connect with veterans

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Hometown Heroes, newly revised and updated, is a school curriculum with the major goal to collect photos and stories of those veterans whose names are on The Wall and those who returned home from the… Continue reading

Highlights from Memorial Day 2014

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This Memorial Day, thousands congregated to The Wall to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. On this special day, prominent Americans from all walks of life came to the Memorial… Continue reading

A Woman On A Mission: Janna Hoehn

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Years ago on a trip to Washington, D.C., Janna Hoehn chose a name on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at random. She touched the engraved name, Gregory John Crossman, MIA, and made a rubbing. She returned home… Continue reading

To See His Face Again

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Stephanie Taylor was 13 years old when her big brother, William Soderstrom, lost his life in the Vietnam War. Forty seven years later, Stephanie had little to remember William by; her family photo… Continue reading