Category Archive: In Memory

50 Years Later, Vietnam Still Matters


March 8, 2015 marked 50 years since the first brigade-strength U.S. Marine unit arrived in Vietnam. On March 8, 1965, nearly 5,000 Marines from the 9th Marine Expeditionary Brigade landed to defend the American air… Continue reading

10 ways to honor veterans in 2015


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 Widow Remembers

by During Black History Month, VVMF honors Sgt. 1st Class Howard Lee Early, USA. He was killed on Feb. 19, 1969. Early is dearly missed by his widow, and President of Gold Star… Continue reading

Historian, Journalist Stanley Karnow Dies


Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and historian Stanley Karnow died on Sunday at his home in Potomac, Md. at the age of 87. Karnow was a great friend of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, contributing… Continue reading

Mourning the Loss of a Dear Friend


The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is deeply saddened by the loss of longtime supporter, Sandy Mayo. The Georgia native was drafted by the Army and he served as a first lieutenant, including a… Continue reading

Invisible Wounds Require Visible Support


It’s hard to imagine what the top enlisted man in the Army and a 10-year-old girl have in common. On Thursday morning, those two joined many others to mark National PTSD Awareness Day… Continue reading

Father’s Day Ceremony Creates Community Among Strangers


“You look like you need a hug. I don’t know you, but you look like you need a hug.” The women, strangers, share a teary embrace at The Wall. “I miss my dad,”… Continue reading

No Veteran Left Behind


No veteran should be left behind, or forgotten and this week, we take another step to ensure that never happens. On June 14, we are honoring those who have died causes related to… Continue reading

A Pinch of Fenway Dirt


  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

Always Remembered


A new In Memory Plaque was installed near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial today. The plaque is dedicated to those who died as a result of the Vietnam War, but whose deaths do not… Continue reading