Tag Archive: DC

Reflections on 9/11: Jan Scruggs

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By Jan C. Scruggs On September 10, 2001 I was in Boston. Senators John McCain and John Kerry were attending an event at the State Street Bank. I was there to plead for… Continue reading

Virginia man joins effort to build Education Center

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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

In Honor of Their Comrades

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They stood at The Wall, trading stories and sharing memories. Some of them had been together in Vietnam. Some of them hadn’t. But they all shared a connection through the 187th Assault Helicopter… Continue reading

Participate in the Reading of the Names in Your Community

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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

Big Sky Supports its Veterans

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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

Until They Are Home: Army Sgt. Major Danang McKay

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U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Danang McKay is the Command Senior Enlisted Leader at Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command. I’m constantly reminded of why we continue America’s search for our missing heroes; at the Joint POW/MIA Accounting… Continue reading

Until They Are Home: CJ Cole

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I am an American. I believe in the men and women that fight to keep me free, and I honor those who have fallen before. I am an American, and I support my… Continue reading

Until They Are Home: Pam Cain

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As an MIA daughter, National POW/MIA Recognition Day has special significance: it is a day that I take more time to focus on what my father and others like him gave to their… Continue reading

National Day of Service and Remembrance

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At the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, we work hard to honor veterans every day of the year. But on September 11th, the National Day of Service and Remembrance, we wanted to get out… Continue reading

Never Leave a Veteran Behind

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On the 11th anniversary of 9/11, I spent the morning at an American Legion post in Flagstaff, Arizona, at a Veterans’ Forum. The Veterans’ Forum focused on homeless veterans living in the forests… Continue reading