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Reading of The Names

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The Reading of the Names is a rare and incredibly special event. The last time all of the names etched on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. was in 2007 for the… Continue reading

Lessons From War: Nancy Sinatra

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This is the second installment in our Lessons From War project that features interviews with prominent Americans who served during Vietnam or have other ties to the Vietnam War, as well as other… Continue reading

“My brother is more than just a name.”

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On this day in 1966, Rosalind E. Myers’ little brother, Lance Corporal Stanley Richard Smith, was killed in action in Vietnam.  He died in the Quang Nam Province of South Vietnam just two… Continue reading

VVMF Going Viral

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You may have noticed all of our social media outlets, but maybe not. In that case, here’s where you can find us! We’re on Facebook and today we’re announcing our goal to reach… Continue reading

Cultural Connections with The Wall That Heals

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by Mike Gormalley Several years, ago, while residing in Kansas City, I attended a cultural event sponsored by the Vietnamese American Community of Greater Kansas City (VACKC). My interest came from my military… Continue reading

Retired General Makes Large Donation to VVMF

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Bill Dyke, a longtime donor and friend of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, presented a $50,000 check today to Jan C. Scruggs, president and founder of VVMF. Bill Dyke retired from the U.S.… Continue reading

A Simple Salute

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By Jan C. Scruggs Many stories were shared during two recent VVMF events in Kentucky. But some stand out. For one Vietnam veteran, decorations, awards and recognition weren’t his greatest honors. It was… Continue reading

Veterans Reconnect in Harrisonburg with The Wall That Heals

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Thousands came to visit The Wall That Heals in Harrisonburg, Virginia over the weekend of April 20-23. Some had never been able to see the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. and for… Continue reading

The Legacy Lives On

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On March 26, 2012, we commemorated the 30th anniversary of the groundbreaking for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The groundbreaking occurred in 1982 on a cold, windy day when 100 veterans with shovels all… Continue reading

The Legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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by Jan C. Scruggs On Monday 26 March 2012, we will commemorate the groundbreaking for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.  The groundbreaking occurred in 1982 on a cold and windy day when one hundred veterans with shovels all turned the earth in… Continue reading