Category Archive: Hometown Heroes

Captivating Ways Students Are Learning About The Vietnam War

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By Education Intern, Rae Rudzinski Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, India, Iraq, Liberia and Nigeria are only some of the areas of the world where Chris Livingstone’s students hail from. Some of her middle school… 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

Westfield students honor local heroes

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During the 2013-2014 school year, North Middle School in Westfield, Massachusetts took on the voluntary veterans-based curriculum, Hometown Heroes. Hometown Heroes is a a service learning project that connects students to those who served… Continue reading

Veterans project leads Rainier class to remember Vietnam

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Andrew Demko, a Social Studies teacher at Rainier Junior/Senior High School in Oregon, implemented a voluntary educational curriculum by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. The curriculum is Hometown Heroes and it connects students with veterans’ stories and… Continue reading

Georgia Students Honor Veterans Through Service Project

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Meet Stephen Quesinberry, an eleventh 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, and… 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

Virginia man joins effort to build Education Center

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Waynesboro veteran Michael Harris is leading local efforts to recognize the 22 service members from the Augusta County, Va. area whose names are inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Harris… Continue reading

Participate in the Reading of the Names in Your Community

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For nearly a century, November 11 has been a day to honor veterans. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the day the first observance of what was then Armistice Day. He had this… Continue reading

The Home Depot Foundation’s Celebration of Service: Stories Behind the Numbers

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I don’t particularly like numbers, but they seem to be everywhere and we all seem to have so many. Cell numbers, street numbers, passwords, speed limits, years, dates, times. Babies can’t leave the… Continue reading