Category Archive: Hometown Heroes

A Father Lost

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Two sisters lost their father in Vietnam in 1968. They were very young and never really knew their father. Crystal Lawrence Hood and Deborah Lawrence share with us their stories about their father… Continue reading

A Pinch of Fenway Dirt

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  This letter came today from one of our volunteers, Michael McMahon. I want to share with you pictures of this beautiful baseball tribute I found at The Wall.  I saw it in… Continue reading

A Welcome Home for America’s Soldiers in 2014

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by Jan C. Scruggs America has been at war since 2001. Even though only a small percentage of the American population has been busy with the fighting, more than 30,000 have been wounded and… Continue reading

In the Service of Others

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Yesterday at The Wall, we met a young veteran who is about to undertake a 5-month hike in an effort to raise awareness about homelessness among veterans. Zach Day started following us on… Continue reading

It’s Time to Honor Fallen Heroes—Past and Present: We’ll Honor Generations of Warriors at the Education Center at The Wall

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By Jan C. Scruggs Next week, the work to add 10 names to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial will take place in Washington DC. On May 13, many will gather for a poignant event… Continue reading

Veterans Reconnect in Harrisonburg with The Wall That Heals

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Thousands came to visit The Wall That Heals in Harrisonburg, Virginia over the weekend of April 20-23. Some had never been able to see the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. and for… Continue reading

Site Summary for The Wall That Heals in Somerset, KY

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Our journey to Somerset  began with an escort starting in Batesville IN, where the Ride Captain from the IN Patriot Guard Riders, Tim Kieffer resides. Four bikes and a Batesville police officer led… Continue reading

93 American Heroes Honored on In Memory Day

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93 American Heroes Honored on In Memory Day VVMF honored 93 American heroes during the 13th annual In Memory Day Ceremony on Monday, April 18. The program honors those who died as a… Continue reading

VVMF Launches Virginia State Committee for the Education Center

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Having trouble seeing this email? View this email in your web browser. Home Education Center The Virtual Wall The Wall That Heals Contact Donations Greetings Jason Cain! Below find important information about the… Continue reading

Education Center at The Wall volunteer update

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GRASSROOTS TOOLKIT | THE EDUCATION CENTER | DONATE NOW In honor of the men and women of the Armed Forces of the United States who served in the Vietnam War.  The faces of those… Continue reading