Tag Archive: DC

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

In the Service of Others

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Yesterday at The Wall, we met a young veteran who is about to undertake a 5-month hike in an effort to raise awareness about homelessness among veterans. Zach Day started following us on… 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

Memories Live On

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This Memorial Day will be especially poignant for Flora Brooks. Earlier this month, her husband’s name was added to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. On Monday, he will be honored again as part of… Continue reading

Lost Back End Crew Families Come Together at The Wall

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Walter Allan Linzy lied about his age and enlisted at 16-years-old. He served in Europe, the North Atlantic and the Pacific during World War II, served in Korea and in Vietnam. He joined… Continue reading

Perot Gets a Nod

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After completing his service in the U.S. Navy, Ross Perot continued to involve himself in military issues and often offered to help wounded service members, especially those in the Special Operations community. He… Continue reading

The Legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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by Jan C. Scruggs On Monday 26 March 2012, we will commemorate the groundbreaking for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.  The groundbreaking occurred in 1982 on a cold and windy day when one hundred veterans with shovels all turned the earth in… Continue reading

GUEST BLOG POST: “The Healing Power of the Wall some 42 years later”

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 by Bill Shugarts It was an unusually warm, Spring like day, March 1st at the Wall.  While working in the mid-morning hours, a gentleman came up to me and asked if I was… Continue reading

ON THE ROAD – HONORING THE FALLEN

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 by Jan C. Scruggs The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund now has over 30,000 photographs of the soldiers who lost their lives in Vietnam. We need these photographs to display in the Education Center… Continue reading