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Veterans committee steward creation of Vietnam War memorial

A statue of a young man will soon sit on a bench within Vietnam Memorial Plaza at One Ellis Square, serving as a reminder of the last place those drafted … Click to Continue »

Today in History for November 13th

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Highlights of this day in history: Vietnam Veterans Memorial dedicated; Taliban regime flees Afghan capital; President Bill Clinton to pay Paula Jones; Alabama's top judge removed amid Ten Commandments flap; 'Lion King' opens on Broadway. (Nov. 13)        

Weekend News Roundup & Open Thread for Nov. 11-12, 2017

Thank you, to all our veterans. And to all who fight for peace, a reminder of what Veterans Day once was. Above, T.C Ayers, a Vietnam veteran, spends some time alone near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington. Photo: Michael S....Read more

'Wall South' Vietnam Memorial in Pensacola, Florida

The black marble slash of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. is an iconic and nuanced symbol of the human cost of war, known and beloved across the United States. Less well known are a handful of permanent  and mobileShow More Summary

Honor Flight Network Offers Veterans One Last Chance to See Memorials for the Wars They Fought In

Since 2005, the Honor Flight Network has been sending World War II, Korean War and now, more Vietnam War veterans to D.C. so they can share their memories with other veterans from across the U.S. and visit the war memorials dedicated to where they performed their service.

Dematerializing the Memorial: An Interview with Maya Lin

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Almost four decades after her design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial brought her work to the national stage, Maya Lin is reinventing the memorial again through her environmental activist foundation, What is Missing.

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick discuss the importance of the Vietnam War

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Filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick discuss their new PBS documentary series 'The Vietnam War' and the importance of remembering the war at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.        

Memorial bricks to be installed at New Mexico veterans site

State officials say more than 400 memorial bricks bearing the names of fallen military personnel are being installed at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire. A special ceremony was … Click to Continue »

What makes one a hero?

What makes one a hero? I learned the answer to that question when the traveling version of the Vietnam War Memorial – the Wall – was displayed in my community. While visiting the Wall, I talked to a veteran of the Vietnam War, during which time he told me just who were the heroes of the Vietnam War. Show More Summary

NPS Investigating Red Marking On Vietnam Veterans Memorial As Vandalism

Authorities do not believe it's connected to graffiti discovered earlier this week. [ more › ]

Deadly Duo: Martha McClancy and Charles Kaczmarczyk killed her husband, Martha McClancy to get his VA benefits

Robert McClancy Find-A-Grave: Corp Robert J McClancy Memorial: Robert McClancy Couple lies about PTSD, fakes military records to receive benefits Vietnam Veteran Robert McClancy, US Marine Corps, Murdered by Wife Martha Ann & Lover Charles Kaczmarczyk for VA Death Benefits & Marital Assets (2006) Couple charged with faking military service injuries to receive benefits Woman […]

Kentucky veterans get heroes’ welcome on ‘Honor Flight’ visit to Washington

On May 10, several dozen veterans from Kentucky spent the day in Washington, D.C., visiting the World War II, Korean War and Vietnam memorials, along with Arlington National Cemetery, before flying back home. Continue reading ? The post Kentucky veterans get heroes’ welcome on ‘Honor Flight’ visit to Washington appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Filmmaker Ken Burns on the torment of the Vietnam War

Burns visits Vietnam Veterans Memorial to discuss upcoming documentary on the war that tore the country apart.

Children of fallen U.S. and North Vietnamese soldiers come together at Vietnam Memorial

A group of adult children of North Vietnamese army soldiers and of American soldiers killed in the Vietnam War came together at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in D.C.

US Refuses to Add Sailors' Names to Vietnam Memorial

The Pentagon has refused to add the names of 74 U.S. sailors who died in a 1969 ship collision to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

US refuses to add sailors' names to Vietnam Memorial

The Pentagon has refused a long-standing request to add the names of 74 U.S. sailors who died in a 1969 ship collision to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. … Click to Continue »

Cheyenne VA hospital dedicates new Vietnam Veterans Memorial

A Vietnam Veterans Memorial has been installed in Cheyenne. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/2nG1bI9) dozens of veterans, family members and friends attended a dedication ceremony for the memorial Wednesday … Click to Continue »

The “Black Gash of Shame”—Revisiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Controversy

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Elizabeth Wolfson recounts the early controversy surrounding Maya Lin's Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the delicate balance that must be achieved when memorializing war's heroes and victims.

Fund gets $10 million grant for Vietnam education center

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund has received a $10 million grant for its proposed education center in Washington. The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/2lkzyDk) reported Tuesday that the fund says the grant … Click to Continue »

Home for Christmas

Home for Christmas. Three simple words that hold both memory and promise for most of us. Jim White, War Hero, Incarcerated for 40 Years James "Sneaky" White is a decorated Vietnam veteran. He dreams of a Christmas at home with his wife. Show More Summary

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