Category Archive: Vietnam War

Commemorating 35 Years of Healing: A Look Back


A LOOK BACK AT 2017 Because of you, VVMF is able to carry out its mission to honor and preserve the legacy of service in America and educate all generations about the impact… Continue reading

Nurse given chance to honor patient who lost his life in Vietnam


Last week VVMF hosted the Reading of The Names for The Wall’s 35th Anniversary. All 58,318 names on The Wall were read by volunteers, fellow veterans, and family members. Each name took on… Continue reading

Reading the names of the fallen and the promise to never forget


  U.S. Navy pilot Joseph P. Dunn was declared missing in action when his unarmed A-1 Skyraider was shot down over the South China Sea on February 14, 1968. He was a loving husband and… Continue reading

7 powerful quotes about the impact of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial


  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

War, Grief, Healing: The Wall That Heals tells the story of Vietnam


Compiled and written by Jason Bain, Senior Collections Curator and Ashley Barnes, Assistant Collections Curator of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Collection.   The Wall That Heals, VVMF’s half-scale Wall replica and mobile Education Center, has… Continue reading

Soldier sends poem to his mom months before his death: ‘My heart is home with you’


They say there is nothing like a mother’s love. The saying was true for U.S. Army Pfc. Larry G. Manuel. Manuel served in the 4th Infantry Division in South Vietnam. Manuel made the… Continue reading

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


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

35 Movies about the Vietnam War and Era


War has always impacted society and culture. The Vietnam War, one of the most divisive moments in US history, was no exception. More than 50 years since the Vietnam Era, its legacy and history continues… Continue reading

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