Category Archive: In Memory

‘Wonderful family men’: Honoring brothers, dad who died due to exposure to Agent Orange

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Steven Wright grew up the youngest of three siblings. He constantly looked up to his two older brothers, Pat and Terry.  All three were very close – all three looked after the other.… Continue reading

Honoring a brother on The Wall and a husband lost to exposure to Agent Orange

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You are always in my thoughts and prayers. I…will always miss you. Sharon Peacock Brotherton wrote this remembrance on VVMF’s Wall of Faces page in honor of her younger brother, Thomas Peacock, in… Continue reading

How the ‘In Memory’ program helped widow of Vietnam vet find peace after loss

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Betty Kelly lost her husband, Dennis A. Kelly, when he passed away from illnesses related to his exposure to Agent Orange in 2012. Dennis was a Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps and… Continue reading

This is what a donation to VVMF goes to

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VVMF receives no government funding. When a donation is made to VVMF – it goes to programs that help us further our mission to honor those who served and sacrificed in Vietnam, preserve… Continue reading

‘In Memory’: A day to honor Vietnam veterans who returned home and later died

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On a sweltering day in Washington, D.C., thousands of loved ones joined together on the East Knoll of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. June 16 was a day set aside to honor Vietnam veterans… Continue reading

343 Vietnam veterans to be honored through the In Memory program in 2018

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VVMF’s In Memory program honors Vietnam veterans who returned home and later died as a result of their service. These veterans are not eligible for inscription on The Wall under Department of Defense guidelines. In Memory is… Continue reading

‘He nurtured his soul’: How one Vietnam vet spread love to every part of his life

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The first thing you read on the In Memory Honor Roll page for James Reed is that he “nurtured his soul.” James passed away on May 2, 2012 from complications resulting from his… Continue reading

A mighty spirit: Dad remembered for amazing strength in face of complications from Agent Orange exposure

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You could tell Leo was surrounded by love by watching the smiles on his children’s faces at In Memory Day on June 17, 2017. His three daughters stood next to each other, faces… Continue reading

5 quotes from families about what the In Memory Day Ceremony meant to them

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  The families and friends who come together at the annual In Memory Day Ceremony on the National Mall are dedicated to honoring the memory of their loved ones who died from service-connected… Continue reading

‘Proud to call him dad’: Son to honor father who lost battle with PTSD

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  “I only have a few memories of my dad because I was only 5 years old when he took his life.”   David Allen Freier knows very little about his father of… Continue reading

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