Tag Archive: Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Commemorating 35 Years of Healing: A Look Back


A LOOK BACK AT 2017 Because of you, VVMF is able to carry out its mission to honor and preserve the legacy of service in America and educate all generations about the impact… Continue reading

Nurse given chance to honor patient who lost his life in Vietnam


Last week VVMF hosted the Reading of The Names for The Wall’s 35th Anniversary. All 58,318 names on The Wall were read by volunteers, fellow veterans, and family members. Each name took on… Continue reading

Why I Read: Engaged to Be Married, A Future Lost


Joyce Washburn met Dennis “Denny” Lobbezoo in a high school history class in Grand Rapids in 1966. They would do their homework together. He worked at the bowling alley and she would just… Continue reading

Why I Read: For My Fallen Buddies Who Are “Always On My Mind”


James Kiley has come to Washington, D.C. to read the names of the men who served with him in the Vietnam War but did not return. Participating in this year’s Reading of the… Continue reading

Why I Read: A father MIA and a family changed forever


November 7 is the first day of the Reading of the Names, part of The Wall’s 35th Anniversary Commemoration. The 58,318 names inscribed on the memorial will be read aloud. Chief Master Sergeant… Continue reading

Bill Shugarts is the 2017 Libby Hatch Volunteer Recognition Award Recipient


The Libby Hatch award is annually awarded to a volunteer who has shown outstanding commitment to preserving the legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. This year’s Libby Hatch Award recipient is Bill Shugarts.… Continue reading

Remembering Marine veteran whose 30-year military career ended as a POW in Vietnam


  Having a family member serve in the U.S. military during wartime can be a nerve wracking and emotional experience. John Wertz’s family is no stranger to this. Wertz’s grandfather, John Frederick Jr.,… Continue reading

Daughter longs for closure 49 years after father went missing in action


This October 28th will mark 49 years since Air Force Lt. Col. Kenneth Stonebraker left Udorn Airfield in Thailand on a solo night reconnaissance mission over North Vietnam and never returned. For his daughter,… Continue reading

7 powerful quotes about the impact of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial


  The Vietnam Veterans Memorial stands as a fitting tribute to the men and women who sacrificed their lives during the Vietnam War. As of Memorial Day 2017, 58,318 names are inscribed in… Continue reading

Five service members accounted for from Vietnam War now have statuses changed on The Wall


Beside each name on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a symbol designating status. The diamond symbol denotes a service member’s death is confirmed. The cross represents a service member remains missing. When a… Continue reading

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