Category Archive: Special Projects

Angels of War: A Vietnam Nurse

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“I learned so many lessons, but it took me years to put them into words or concrete thoughts. Vietnam hardened me.” One tour in Vietnam was more than enough for Janis Nark, who served as… Continue reading

Memorial Day Video Contest open for students

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It is that time of year again. In light of Memorial Day, VVMF is giving students between grades 4-12 the opportunity to participate in the 2nd annual Memorial Day Video Contest. The 2015 question is:… Continue reading

Items Left at The Wall Tell Stories of Healing, Loss

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The Wall has become a sacred place where millions have come to reflect, remember, and heal from a war that is still affecting a nation today. Many are moved to leave items for the… Continue reading

Founder of Vietnam Veterans Memorial Announces Retirement

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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

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

A Soldier’s Final Christmas Gift

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During the holidays, we imagine families gathering together, holding each other close, and exchanging presents for those we care about. This joyous time of  year is a reminder of giving, goodwill, and togetherness, but… Continue reading

Remembering My Dad: Son’s personal journey inspires others

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Mario Ybarra Jr. never knew his father. PFC Mario Ybarra was killed as a result of a gunshot wound to the head on March 5, 1966 in the Quang Ngai Province of Vietnam. His death came just… Continue reading

38,300 photos collected for Vietnam fallen. 20,000 needed to put a face to every name on The Wall

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For years, volunteers across the country have worked with VVMF on the “Faces Never Forgotten” call for photos campaign. The effort aims to find a face for each of the 58,300 names inscribed… Continue reading