Category Archive: Vietnam Veterans

Still a hero 50 years later: 1st Lt. Robert S. Byrnes

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February 9, 2018 will mark 50 years since U.S. Army 1st Lt. Robert S. Byrnes was killed in action during the Tet Offensive of the Vietnam War. Sadly, just one month prior, on January… Continue reading

7 powerful quotes about the impact of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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  The Vietnam Veterans Memorial stands as a fitting tribute to the men and women who sacrificed their lives during the Vietnam War. As of Memorial Day 2017, 58,318 names are inscribed in… Continue reading

Q&A with Filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick about ‘The Vietnam War’

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The 2017 Memorial Day Observance at The Wall is set for May 29, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The keynote speakers for the ceremony are filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Burns and Novick worked… Continue reading

U.S. Navy Vet Gives Life for His Country 50 years Later

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Heather McCarthy and her family are close. They have their tough times, but always pull together. Heather is the youngest of three siblings. She has a mother and two older brothers. She also… Continue reading

Wife Finds Healing After Losing Husband, Vietnam Vet, to PTSD

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Written by Cyndy Hollender-Stancliff VVMF’s In Memory program began in 1999 and honors Vietnam veterans who passed away from service-connected illnesses attributed to their exposure to Agent Orange or suicide as a result of PTSD. Cyndy Hollender-Stancliff honored… 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

The Wall That Heals Exhibit Gets Upgrade As Mobile Education Center Displays Go Digital

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Written by Tim Tetz, Director of Outreach   Last July, when The Wall That Heals was displayed in Gloucester, Massachusetts, for the first time ever, VVMF’s mobile Education Center displayed the photographs of the local service members… Continue reading

Decades After Vietnam: The Wall “showed me what war did to a family”

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Marine CPL John C. Pennington died on June 9, 1968 during a convoy ambush about five miles east of the Khe Sanh combat base. He was 23 years old. His name is remembered on Panel 58W, 13 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Beyond the Names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial: Students Find Their Photos

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The structure that holds the names of the more than 58,000 fallen veterans is powerful to all who visit it. More than 30 years after The Wall’s dedication, VVMF has made significant ground on its biggest… Continue reading

VVMF’s 2016 Student Video Contest Asks: “How did the Vietnam War change our country?”

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With Memorial Day approaching, VVMF is giving students in grades 4 through 12 the chance to participate in the third annual Student Video Contest. The non-profit organization that founded the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in… Continue reading