Category Archive: The Education Center at The Wall

The Can Do Spirit of Maui

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By Jan C. Scruggs Janna Hoehn is a petite, determined woman from California. She and her family have lived on the Island of Maui for more than 20  years. She is active in… Continue reading

Father’s Day Ceremony Creates Community Among Strangers

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“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

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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

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  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

A Welcome Home for America’s Soldiers in 2014

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by Jan C. Scruggs America has been at war since 2001. Even though only a small percentage of the American population has been busy with the fighting, more than 30,000 have been wounded and… Continue reading

In the Service of Others

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Yesterday at The Wall, we met a young veteran who is about to undertake a 5-month hike in an effort to raise awareness about homelessness among veterans. Zach Day started following us on… Continue reading

From Normandy to Binh Ba to Arlington

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Today is the anniversary of the D-Day campaign during World War II. More than 9,000 Allied troops were killed or wounded during the landing at Normandy, France. Twenty-five years later, a battle raged… Continue reading

Vietnam Diaries Return Home. A Photo Lives On.

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It’s been 50 years since the beginning of the Vietnam War. Though the battles may have ended, the war’s legacy lives on. Just this week, letters written by American and Vietnamese soldiers during… Continue reading

A Day to Remember

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In the years following the Civil War, towns and cities began holding springtime tributes to honor fallen soldiers by decorating their graves with flowers and reciting prayers. The war between the states had… Continue reading

Memories Live On

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This Memorial Day will be especially poignant for Flora Brooks. Earlier this month, her husband’s name was added to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. On Monday, he will be honored again as part of… Continue reading