Tag Archive: Memorial Day

50 years on: The beautiful way a community honors fallen Marine

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Written by Scott Lynch    This Thanksgiving will mark 50 years since U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Francis Muraco, also known as ‘Butchie,’ made the ultimate sacrifice in the Vietnam War. For his sister, Mary… Continue reading

The Wall brings reflection to student decades after Vietnam War

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In October of 2014, a group of students from Bethesda Chevy-Chase (B-CC) High School made a visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. During their visit, they learned about the impact of war, listened… Continue reading

Honoring those who paid the ultimate price

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 What does Memorial Day mean to you? How do you commemorate the day?   Memorial Day – a day we remember those Americans who died in active military service. While we honor and… Continue reading

VVMF Holds Memorial Day Video Contest

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Students, we are giving you the opportunity to take part in our very first video contest! What does it require? 5 minutes of your time, a video camera, and you telling us what Memorial… Continue reading

Attending Memorial Day at The Wall

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By Leon Franklin, brother of Clark David Franklin, a Vietnam veteran whose name was added to The Wall in 2013. Article originally appeared in the San Antonio Northeast Herald. We were privileged to… Continue reading

Making Memorial Day Last

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By Jan C. Scruggs On Memorial Day, we pause to recall those no longer with us because of their willingness to place their lives on the line in time of war, and indeed… 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

The Can Do Spirit of Maui

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By Jan C. Scruggs Janna Hoehn is a petite, determined woman from California. She and her family have lived on the Island of Maui for more than 20  years. She is active in… Continue reading

A Day to Remember

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In the years following the Civil War, towns and cities began holding springtime tributes to honor fallen soldiers by decorating their graves with flowers and reciting prayers. The war between the states had… Continue reading

A Prayer for Peace

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Fifty years ago, a war was underway thousands of miles away. Families were sacrificing and troops were giving the ultimate sacrifice. A president asked the nation for understanding, to honor the fallen and… Continue reading