Tag Archive: Vietnam Veterans

So Others May Live

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This week, a Vietnam veteran will posthumously receive the nation’s highest honor. Spc. 4 Leslie H. Sabo, Jr. was a rifleman with the 101st Airborne Division when his platoon was ambushed on May… Continue reading

American Heroes Are Not Forgotten

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This weekend we are honoring the 10 new names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Their families and friends will gather at The Wall as these men receive the recognition that some of the… Continue reading

It’s Time to Honor Fallen Heroes—Past and Present: We’ll Honor Generations of Warriors at the Education Center at The Wall

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By Jan C. Scruggs Next week, the work to add 10 names to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial will take place in Washington DC. On May 13, many will gather for a poignant event… Continue reading

Veterans Reconnect in Harrisonburg with The Wall That Heals

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Thousands came to visit The Wall That Heals in Harrisonburg, Virginia over the weekend of April 20-23. Some had never been able to see the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. and for… Continue reading

A Vietnam Veteran Finally being Awarded a Bronze Star

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In 1970, Antonio Martinez was sent to a hilltop in the Duc Pho area of Vietnam. He and other members of Company B, 4th Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 11th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division… Continue reading

Call For Photos Campaign Kicks off in Virginia

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Earlier this week, the First Lady of Virginia joined the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund to kick off the Call For Photos campaign in Virginia. The effort is a combined campaign to gather photographs… Continue reading

Charlotte Welcomes Vietnam Veterans Home

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In Charlotte, N.C. some veterans got the welcome home they never received decades earlier. Charlotte Motor Speedway partnered with the USO of North Carolina and the N.C. Association of Broadcasters to host a… Continue reading

The Legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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by Jan C. Scruggs On Monday 26 March 2012, we will commemorate the groundbreaking for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.  The groundbreaking occurred in 1982 on a cold and windy day when one hundred veterans with shovels all turned the earth in… Continue reading

GUEST BLOG POST: “The Healing Power of the Wall some 42 years later”

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 by Bill Shugarts It was an unusually warm, Spring like day, March 1st at the Wall.  While working in the mid-morning hours, a gentleman came up to me and asked if I was… Continue reading

Poems to Remember

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By Jan C. Scruggs A friend of mine, Dr. Mary C. Rorro, sent these to me. Dr. Rorro is a Psychiatrist and author of these short but beautifully-written poems. They will give you a… Continue reading