Category Archive: Jan Scruggs

How You Preserved the Legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 2016


  2017 will mark the 35th anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. In 1982, a promise was made to never forget those who sacrificed their lives during the Vietnam War. Today, more than… Continue reading

22 Things You Should Know About the Vietnam Veterans Memorial


On July 22, 1982, the first panel of what would become The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, most famously known as The Wall in Washington, D.C., is unveiled. The completed memorial was dedicated November 13, 1982.… Continue reading

Founder of Vietnam Veterans Memorial Announces Retirement


Jan C. Scruggs, the Vietnam veteran who led the movement to build The Wall and established the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF), has announced his retirement. On June 30, 2015, Scruggs will step down… Continue reading

Now I Let The Tears Fall Freely


By Lieutenant Colonel Justin Constantine, USMC (Ret.)* Although I didn’t know any of the 58,282* names on The Wall, I probably took 10 steps before I started crying.  I was in high school, and… Continue reading

Reflections on 9/11: Jan Scruggs


By Jan C. Scruggs On September 10, 2001 I was in Boston. Senators John McCain and John Kerry were attending an event at the State Street Bank. I was there to plead for… Continue reading

Making Memorial Day Last


By Jan C. Scruggs On Memorial Day, we pause to recall those no longer with us because of their willingness to place their lives on the line in time of war, and indeed… Continue reading

The Mission To Find Utah’s Heroes


By Jan C. Scruggs Mormons have seen combat in the military since the Mexican American War and indeed eleven have received the Medal of Honor. I had a Mormon friend while serving in… Continue reading

Lessons From War With Gen. Odierno Part 1


This is another installment in our Lessons from War project, in which Jan C. Scruggs interviews prominent Americans about their experiences concerning the Vietnam War and veterans. Today we present the first half… Continue reading

Civic Virtue and Other Habits


By Jan C. Scruggs The Education Center at The Wall will serve many purposes for our society. Working together with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Education Center will be a place where visitors… Continue reading

In Honor of Their Comrades


They stood at The Wall, trading stories and sharing memories. Some of them had been together in Vietnam. Some of them hadn’t. But they all shared a connection through the 187th Assault Helicopter… Continue reading

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