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The Wall That Heals Exhibit Gets Upgrade As Mobile Education Center Displays Go Digital

Written by Tim Tetz, Director of Outreach

Last July, when The Wall That Heals was displayed in Gloucester, Massachusetts, for the first time ever, VVMF’s mobile Education Center displayed the photographs of the local service members who could be found on The Wall.  370 more words

Vietnam Veterans

Traveling behind the memories

ALGONA, Iowa – Those escorting the Vietnam Traveling Wall aren’t just following a wall of names; they’re following the memories of their brothers.

As engines rev up in a gas station parking lot in Algona, so do the minds of the veterans. 183 more words


John Samuel Tieman: My War as a Clarinetist

“One time, the band played a welcoming ceremony for these grunts – and I mean they walked right out of the bush and into “Stars and Stripes Forever.”  940 more words

War And Peace

Sam Hamill: True Peace

Half broken on that smoky night,
hunched over sake in a serviceman’s dive
somewhere in Naha, Okinawa,
nearly fifty years ago,

I read of the Saigon Buddhist monks… 295 more words

Opinion Leaders

My friend Poppy, a better New Yorker

This past weekend, my wife and I took our three girls to the Cradle of Aviation Museum not far outside the New York City border in Nassau County, Long Island, New York. 672 more words

Notes From A Polite New Yorker

Ďung Lam

The recent killings across the USA have saddened me deeply. I can’t write this grief. Instead I will present a tribute to a great man.  A simple peasant who rose to the pinnacle of heroism for his country…many times over.

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Honoring Korean, Vietnam Veterans in Columbia County

CATAWISSA — Hundreds of motorcyclists rode through one part of Columbia County to honor war vets from a different era.

The “Operation Leave No Warrior Behind” Welcome Home Escort honored veterans, specifically from the Korean and Vietnam wars, and especially those who never returned home. 40 more words