Category Archive: Volunteers

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

Bill Shugarts is the 2017 Libby Hatch Volunteer Recognition Award Recipient


The Libby Hatch award is annually awarded to a volunteer who has shown outstanding commitment to preserving the legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. This year’s Libby Hatch Award recipient is Bill Shugarts.… Continue reading

Sharing the Legacies of Vietnam Veterans: Spotlight on Wall Volunteer Dan Kirby


Co-written by Kalli McCoy Since its dedication in 1982, The Wall has been a solemn place to reflect, honor, and remember. It holds the names of those who gave all for their country… Continue reading

Highlights from Memorial Day 2014


This Memorial Day, thousands congregated to The Wall to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. On this special day, prominent Americans from all walks of life came to the Memorial… Continue reading

Meet Mitch: A Hero Dog


There’s a new face at VVMF! Meet Mitch, an eight-week-old recruit for Hero Dogs. Tim Tetz, VVMF’s Director of Outreach, is raising the puppy to be a service dog for veterans! Hero Dogs… Continue reading

Heroes of Hope and Healing


By Karen Spears Zacharias Some people know them as the “Yellow Hatters”, the familiar park service volunteers dressed in bright yellow shirts and matching hats who stand ready at The Wall. Ready to help with… Continue reading

War Story of a Wall Volunteer


By Anthony Wallace I was drafted during the winter of 1968 just before the draft was put aside.  Here in New York City when you received a letter from the Selective Service to… Continue reading

Virginia man joins effort to build Education Center


Waynesboro veteran Michael Harris is leading local efforts to recognize the 22 service members from the Augusta County, Va. area whose names are inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Harris… Continue reading

Mourning the Loss of a Dear Friend


The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is deeply saddened by the loss of longtime supporter, Sandy Mayo. The Georgia native was drafted by the Army and he served as a first lieutenant, including a… Continue reading

Before Vietnam


By David Lucier It was the spring of 1968, it was April, and training had been suspended. I leaned up against the truck’s deep-treaded tire smoking a Winston from a soft pack. It… Continue reading

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