Category Archive: The Education Center at The Wall

50 Years Later, Vietnam Still Matters

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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

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

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

Vietnam Vet Talks Legacy, Remembers Fallen Daughter

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By Dr. Michael McClung I enlisted in the Marines on Mother’s Day 1964 and served until 1979. During deployments to Vietnam and Okinawa, I left my wife and two children and was away… 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

Now I Let The Tears Fall Freely

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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

Final Design Approved for Education Center at The Wall

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Taken from Official VVMF press release, written by Heidi Zimmerman.   VVMF has received final design approval today from the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) for the Education Center at The Wall.… Continue reading

Remembering heroes across generations.

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When our nation thinks of a hero, we usually think of someone who has risked their life for the sake of others and showed courage in the face of fear.  They show resiliency and stand… Continue reading

Stories of Service

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No one can tell the stories of war better than those who lived it. If you served in the U.S. Military, VVMF wants to hear from YOU! It is important to preserve the… Continue reading