Category Archive: Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans

Storytellers in Training

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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

The Wall Still Touches All

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The Gladstone VFW Post 10906 recently supported The Wall That Heals when it came to North Kansas City, Mo. The event was very successful, engaging the veteran and Vietnamese communities in the area.… Continue reading

Good Foreign Relations

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Australia has joined forces with America in many armed conflicts worldwide, but she has also joined with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund to help build the Education Center at The Wall. On Tuesday,… Continue reading

Why I Volunteer at The Wall

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                                       Lt. Col. Anthony V. Fasolo, USA (Ret) This past Memorial Day I volunteered to take part in a special ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in D.C., marking 50 years since the United States became… Continue reading

A Day at The Wall

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Diane Flom had never been to Washington, D.C., and her husband, Jerry, hadn’t been since he was a kid. The last time he was here, it was winter and he didn’t remember the… Continue reading

Father’s Day Ceremony Creates Community Among Strangers

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“You look like you need a hug. I don’t know you, but you look like you need a hug.” The women, strangers, share a teary embrace at The Wall. “I miss my dad,”… Continue reading

A Pinch of Fenway Dirt

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  This letter came today from one of our volunteers, Michael McMahon. I want to share with you pictures of this beautiful baseball tribute I found at The Wall.  I saw it in… Continue reading

A Welcome Home for America’s Soldiers in 2014

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by Jan C. Scruggs America has been at war since 2001. Even though only a small percentage of the American population has been busy with the fighting, more than 30,000 have been wounded and… Continue reading

From Normandy to Binh Ba to Arlington

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Today is the anniversary of the D-Day campaign during World War II. More than 9,000 Allied troops were killed or wounded during the landing at Normandy, France. Twenty-five years later, a battle raged… Continue reading

Vietnam Diaries Return Home. A Photo Lives On.

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It’s been 50 years since the beginning of the Vietnam War. Though the battles may have ended, the war’s legacy lives on. Just this week, letters written by American and Vietnamese soldiers during… Continue reading