Category Archive: Volunteers

A Story Across Generations


By Jenna Martin When you think of the Vietnam War, what comes to mind?  Whether the United States won?  Maybe that a family or friend was killed in this war. To the war… Continue reading

Participate in the Reading of the Names in Your Community


For nearly a century, November 11 has been a day to honor veterans. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the day the first observance of what was then Armistice Day. He had this… Continue reading

The Home Depot Foundation’s Celebration of Service: Stories Behind the Numbers


I don’t particularly like numbers, but they seem to be everywhere and we all seem to have so many. Cell numbers, street numbers, passwords, speed limits, years, dates, times. Babies can’t leave the… Continue reading

Big Sky Supports its Veterans


A Montana veteran and longtime supporter of VVMF was in D.C. this week and finally got a chance to chat with Jan Scruggs. Dan Gallagher, head of the American Legion Forgotten Warriors Post… Continue reading

Volunteers Give Their All


On Saturday, a very special group gathered at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington. Among them, they have a number of service medals, decades of military service, funny stories and stories to tell… Continue reading

Reading of The Names


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

Lake Forest Salutes Vietnam Veterans and a Wall Volunteer


One of VVMF’s volunteers is leading the 2012 Lake Forest Day Parade tomorrow. Paul Baffico, a Vietnam veteran, is leading the parade themed “Lake Forest Salutes Vietnam Veterans.” Read more about the parade… Continue reading

“I don’t want to forget Vietnam.”


My name is John Hooker. I’m 64 years old. I was born in Cleveland, Ohio. At the age of 9, my parents and I moved to a farm in New London, Ohio, which… Continue reading

Farewell to a Dear Friend


Vietnam veterans lost one of their biggest advocates on Tuesday. Carol Haberchak of Pittsburgh, Penn. passed away. She was 65. For the last three years, she sought out photos of the fallen heroes… Continue reading

Storytellers in Training


Stories need to be told. Thousands of stories of lives cut short are behind the 58,282 names etched on the granite Vietnam Veterans Memorial. And there are millions more of the veterans who… Continue reading

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