Tag Archive: Vietnam Veterans

These Were The First Two Americans Killed in the Vietnam Conflict

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Escalation and widespread attention towards the conflict in Vietnam may not have hit many televisions and media outlets before 1965, but American advisors were arriving, almost silently, in Southeast Asia. In 1959, Vietnam was divided into South… 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 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

Warriors: Their Stories

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When we talk about Vietnam, who do we hear it from? In the sixties, not only was Vietnam brought to you by photojournalists who reported on the front lines, but this news was… 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

Children sell poppies to honor veterans

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As we were opening the mail at VVMF’s office in Washington, D.C., a lovely little felt flower fell out of an envelope. The poppy pin was accompanied by a note and check for… Continue reading

Vietnam Voices: The Podcast

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Vietnam veteran and Wall Volunteer Jerry Martin joins VVMF staff in the Washington, D.C. office for our inaugural podcast. Jerry will serve as the host of Vietnam Voices in the coming months but… Continue reading