Tag Archive: Veterans

Honoring National POW/MIA Recognition Day

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Today, on National POW/MIA Recognition Day, Americans across the country come together to remember and honor those prisoners of war, missing in action, and their families. According to The National League of POW/MIA Families, as… Continue reading

Lessons of the Past and Present

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By Maria Cucurullo In 2007, I enrolled in Lessons of Vietnam/Recent International Relations (LOV/RIR), a course taught by Ms. Lindy Poling at Millbrook High School (Raleigh, N.C.). This class provided students with a… 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

Stories of Service: Joe Mendoza

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By Joe Mendoza, who served August 1967-July 1969, in the Army. I volunteered for the Draft as I felt that I needed to do my part and duty for our country.  I was trained… Continue reading

Reflections on Run For The Wall 1989-2013 (Part I)

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By Evo Red   Last year I rode on the 25th Anniversary Run For The Wall (RFTW), the annual cross-country motorcycle ride from California to Washington, D.C. At its heart RFTW is a demonstration… Continue reading

Reflections on Run for the Wall 1989-2013 (Part II)

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By Evo Reed Run For The Wall as implied was a Vietnam thing at it’s inception. Its scope quickly grew to encompass POW-MIA’s from any prior wars and all new conflicts. In line… Continue reading

Stories of Service: Phil Elsner

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My service started when I went to Coney Island and I saw a Navy recruiting officer. Since I was 21, I went in and I enlisted. That was June, 1964. I was told to report on August fourth and I went into the city by… 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

An Australian Voice in the Education Center

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Americans and Australians fought side-by-side in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Somalia and Iraq. In the great tradition of shared service, today Australians and Americans stand shoulder-to-shoulder in Afghanistan. One… Continue reading

Vietnamese Immigrant Thanks American Servicemembers

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For those who believe that the Vietnam War was a futile effort; look no further than Huong Le. An immigrant from Vietnam, Huong’s father brought her to the United States because he believed… Continue reading