Tag Archive: Vietnam Veterans Memorial

A family changed forever: Honoring a brother killed in Vietnam

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Richard B. Murphy, known as Dick to all who knew him, was the second of ten children in a large Irish-Catholic family. They hailed from Norwood, Massachusetts where their dad was the police… Continue reading

Honoring a brother on The Wall and a husband lost to exposure to Agent Orange

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You are always in my thoughts and prayers. I…will always miss you. Sharon Peacock Brotherton wrote this remembrance on VVMF’s Wall of Faces page in honor of her younger brother, Thomas Peacock, in… Continue reading

VVMF partners with TranscribeMe to provide translated facts sheets about The Wall

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More than 5 million people visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial each year in Washington, D.C.  While they come from all over the world, until recently, there was no information for them in any… Continue reading

VVMF presents granite from The Wall to Australian allies

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On Wednesday, Jan. 23 VVMF presented its Australian allies with granite from The Wall to recognize 100 years of mateship between the two countries and to thank them for their service during the… Continue reading

This is what a donation to VVMF goes to

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VVMF receives no government funding. When a donation is made to VVMF – it goes to programs that help us further our mission to honor those who served and sacrificed in Vietnam, preserve… Continue reading

They devote their time to honor the fallen, their “aunts and uncles” on The Wall

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Huong Le and Thao Phung have come to The Wall since 2011 to honor the service and sacrifice of the more than 58,000 American service members who gave their all in the Vietnam… Continue reading

5 items left at The Wall by mothers of the fallen tell stories of love

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They say there is nothing like a mother’s love. It is embodied in the words, strength and compassion they bestow upon their children. A Gold Star Mother is a woman who lost a… Continue reading

Commemorating 35 Years of Healing: A Look Back

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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

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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

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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