Category Archive: Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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

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  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

15-Year-Old Marine Youngest American Killed in Vietnam War

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“PFC Dan Bullock, You began the age of a child, but had to become a man very quickly. May God’s Grace be with you. Thank you for your sacrifice at such a young age.… Continue reading

Maya Lin Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

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Maya Lin is a 2016 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. She was awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama on Tuesday, Nov. 22. In 1981,… Continue reading

The Magic and Healing of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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  Wall Magic: An indescribable coincidence at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Such experiences may include: veterans reconnecting after years apart; a woman meeting the family of a veteran she wore a MIA bracelet for; a father meeting the… Continue reading

How One Oregon Teacher Is Honoring Veterans In A Beautiful Way

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    Andrew Demko is a 7th and 8th grade Social Studies teacher from Rainier, Oregon. In between educating today’s youth about history, he has uniquely focused on teaching the legacy of the… Continue reading

East High School class of 1966 honors its Vietnam fallen at 50th high school reunion

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Written by Communications Intern Sophie Ota   Decades after graduating East High School in Kansas City, Missouri, Glenda Kelly and Lavonna Peterson hadn’t forgotten the classmates they lost in the Vietnam War. Their… Continue reading

5 Ways the National Park Service Helps Preserve the Legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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The National Park Service (NPS) manages the U.S. national parks, including many American national monuments. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is one of the historic places that the NPS  helps conserve. Since President Jimmy Carter signed legislation… Continue reading

Legacy of Lt. Col. Anthony Shine: Air Force Award Given in Honor of Fallen Pilot

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“My father left a legacy of some of the most important character traits that I have tried to embody,” Colleen Shine said of her father Anthony C. Shine.   “They would be courage,… Continue reading

5 Things ‘In Memory’ Gave Families of Vietnam Veterans Who Passed Away After The War

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  “Not everyone who lost his life in Vietnam died there. Not everyone who returned from Vietnam ever left there,” John McCorkle said after hearing the story of Glen Johnson. Glen passed away… Continue reading

‘Vietnam never left him’: Remembering A Quiet Hero

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Glen LeRoy Johnson served during the Vietnam War. It wasn’t known then, but he would have unseen wounds when he returned. Glen Johnson was born July 3, 1949, in Colfax, Wisconsin. He was… Continue reading