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Veteran’s Day Book Special

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

In commemoration of Veterans Day 2017 – I’m reducing the selling price for both of my Vietnam War e-books [Cherries & When Can I Stop Running?] to $.99 USD… NOW through Monday 11/13 and only on Amazon.com and Smashwords.com. If you haven’t read either of them or are interested in a Christmas gift for someone […]

6TH ANNUAL BIG APPLE RUN FOR THE WARRIORS®

by lfiordiliso @ Friends of the Vietnam Veterans Plaza

Hope For The Warriors® is pleased to announce the 6th Annual Big Apple Run For The Warriors®. This race is dedicated to the men and women wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, their families, and families of the fallen. It is a celebration of their strength and resolve and a promise to continue restoring self, family,... Read More

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The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall Arrives at FM | Fulton-Montgomery Community College

The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall Arrives at FM | Fulton-Montgomery Community College


Fulton-Montgomery Community College

FM Veterans Club and campus community welcomed the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall on its campus Thursday morning.  The Wall, a 3/5 scale model of the Vietnam Memorial on permanent display in Washington, D.C., arrived with Police escort and The Patriot Guard. The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall will be available for public viewing between the hours …

Six Terrific Tours on Tap!

by atgdesign @ BeatyAmerican

Hidden Geology Bike Tour Sat., May 20th @ 12:30PM to 4:30PM $10 members and students/$20 general CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS AND MORE INFO Our once (or twice) a year bicycle field trip exploring Philadelphia’s 500 million years of geologic history is back! Death & Life At Mt. Moriah Cemetery Sun., May 21th @ 11AM-1:00 PM $15 members and […]

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Veteran’s Museum trivia team comes in third place at recent Brain bowl

by Andrew Bradford @ Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum

Friday night, February 24, Broomfield Veteran’s Memorial Museum participated in the Broomfield Crossing Rotary “Broomfield Brain Trust” trivia contest. GI Joes and Jane (made-up of six members) competed against 16 teams through eight rounds of trivia featuring 10 questions per round. Subjects included the national parks, animal kingdom, inventions, toys and games, and Colorado sports.

Virtual Tour and Memorial Signage Receives ILMC Support

by atgdesign @ BeatyAmerican

ILMC Supports Virtual Tour and Signage to Highlight Penns Landing Memorials The Interstate Land Management Corporation (ILMC), which maintains properties over I-95 in Penns Landing, recently agreed to $30,000 in support of a virtual tour and signage for a proposed Philadelphia Waterfront Memorial District. The Memorial District concept, first proposed four years ago by the […]

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Dedication News Coverage: KVUE TV, Austin

by TCVVM @ Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument

It’s been a long time coming, but on the grounds of the state Capitol Saturday, the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument is now in place. About 500,000 Texans served in Vietnam, and 3,417 died there. Just more than 100 Texas remain missing in action today...

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Memorial Day Picnic and Ceremony

by admin @ Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum

Its that time of year again.  Families are pulling out their grills and ice tea pitchers so they can enjoy the beginning of summer.  Please don’t forget to take a moment on this Memorial Day to remember what this holiday weekend is all about.  Join us at Commons Park to honor those who have served

Care Packages from Home

Care Packages from Home

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

During the Vietnam War, those of us in the bush, carried everything we owned on our backs and were always on the move. The water in our canteens had a bitter after-taste from both the plastic canteen itself and the iodine tablets we used to ‘purify’ the water; supposedly killing the bacteria and other parasites, […]

The Virtual Wall – Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The Virtual Wall – Vietnam Veterans Memorial


Cherries - A Vietnam War Novel

A friend sent this to me via email…I went to the website and spent a couple of hours there…spending time with “angels” that I once  served with in Vietnam.  Please don&#8217…

Ticket Alert: Kendrick Lamar and SZA at Oracle Arena

Ticket Alert: Kendrick Lamar and SZA at Oracle Arena

by Nastia Voynovskaya @ KQED Arts

The scoop on where to get presale tickets before the general public for Top Dawg Entertainment's Championship Tour in Oakland.

Design Overview | Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument

Design Overview | Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument


Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument

The five figures atop the monument, situated in the rubble of an ancient temple, represent the common “Dawn Patrol” experience of the infantry in Vietnam.

Veterans’ Cremation Burial among the Flags

by Joe Zentis @ Avenue of Flags

Press Release November 2012 Subject:  Hillcrest Memorial Park creates an opportunity for burying the cremated remains of American veterans and their spouses in the Avenue of 444 Flags. On Veterans Day, November 11, Hillcrest Memorial Park will initiate a new burial service that combines an ancient burial method with modern technology to honor and memorialize... Read more >

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New Exhibit! Wisconsin Remembers: A Face for Every Name

by War Memorial Center Staff @ Milwaukee County War Memorial Center

The War Memorial Center will host the exhibit Wisconsin Remembers: A Face for Every Name Jan. 8 through Feb. 2. The exhibit will be located on the 2nd floor of the War Memorial Center in Veterans Gallery and will be free and open to the public during normal business hours and on the weekends.

Memorial Hall Renovation Update

by War Memorial Center Staff @ Milwaukee County War Memorial Center

A fully restored War Memorial Center will enable us to reclaim its enduring significance and focus our resources on developing innovative programs, events, and services designed to honor the dead – serve the living.

Requesting Feedback for Future Post

Requesting Feedback for Future Post

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

To all Vietnam Vets: Please take a moment to comment on the question below, type your response at the end of this article and NOT on the shared Facebook or Twitter posts… As Vietnam Vets, we didn’t know much about Vietnam before going…but this is what I learned while there? As an example, my answer: […]

Ensign Peak Plaque

by brblood @ Utah State Capitol

Ensign Peak sits just above Capitol Hill, close enough to hike from the Capitol grounds to the top of the Peak. The Capitol erected a plaque for Ensign Peak in July 1989, and from it’s location on the southwest Capitol grounds visitors can see a clear view of Ensign Peak. Ensign Peak became a significant spot in […]

US Air Force Security Forces | Virtual Museum | Memorial | Military Police | USAF | SP | AP | SF

US Air Force Security Forces | Virtual Museum | Memorial | Military Police | USAF | SP | AP | SF


USAF Police Alumni Association

United States Air Force (USAF) Security Forces (SF) Police Alumni Association is devoted to the preservation of Air Police (AP), Security Forces (SF) and Security Police (SP) history

‘Tis the Season to Be Jolly

by brblood @ Utah State Capitol

For the month of December, Capitol visitors will find a blue and gold “Beehive State” themed Christmas tree in the North end of the Capitol Rotunda. The Utah State Capitol Christmas tree stands 26 feet tall — the same height as the monolithic marble columns that stand behind it. The tree is adorned with hand-painted […]

Virtual Wall of the Vietnam Memorial

Virtual Wall of the Vietnam Memorial


TinaTruelove.com

The Virtual Wall of the Vietnam Memorial is a wonderful and valuable resource for those wising to pay respects to the families of those who died in Vietnam.

The Day I Went from Bride to Widow (Guest Post)

The Day I Went from Bride to Widow (Guest Post)

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

This short story was published by CJ Heck on May 23, 2013 on Goodreads.com. Ms. Heck is a published Poet, Writer, Freelance Editor, Author of 5 books, and a Vietnam War Widow. Her blog address is listed at the end of this article. “There is a brokenness out of which comes the unbroken; a shatteredness […]

In Memoriam – Terry Burkett, TCVVM 4/26/46 – 5/9/15

by TCVVM @ Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument

It is with deepest sadness that we announce the passing of Senior Chief Petty Officer (USN Ret.) Terry Bruce Burkett, beloved husband, father, uncle, Vietnam Veteran, TCVVM Executive Committee Member and our friend on Saturday, May 9, 2015. A U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran of Abilene, Terry served on the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument Executive Committee…

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The Unsinkable Molly Brown

by admin @ Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum

This past Sunday, July 16th, the Molly Brown House Museum in Denver celebrated her 150th birthday and how she used her wealth to help the poor and disadvantaged.  The party went from 12-4pm on the street infront of the house with exhibit booths, performers, artwork, reenactors, and historic vehicles.  The Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum was

Texas Vietnam Heroes Coming To Honey Grove

by TCVVM @ Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument

The “Sweetest Town in Texas” will host the Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit in North Texas at the Bertha Voyer Memorial Public Library located at 500 North Sixth Street in Honeygrove from October 9 – November 19.  The Library is hosting a number of Vietnam War educational events in association with the exhibit’s stay, including:   ·         October 7 – Book…

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“Fragging” during the Vietnam War

“Fragging” during the Vietnam War

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

During its long withdrawal from South Vietnam, the U.S. military experienced a serious crisis in morale. Chronic indiscipline, illegal drug use, and racial militancy all contributed to trouble within the ranks. But most chilling of all was the advent of a new phenomenon: large numbers of young enlisted men turning their weapons on their superiors. […]

Music During the Vietnam War

Music During the Vietnam War

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

The Vietnam conflict has been called “America’s first rock-and-roll war” because of the predominance of rock music that permeated the American experience there. As draft quotas were raised and deferment and exemption loopholes closed, an overwhelming number of military personnel belonged to one generation: the average age of combat soldiers was 19 and, according to […]

Moving Wall comes to Thomaston next May; virtual tours of Washington’s memorial available 24/7

Moving Wall comes to Thomaston next May; virtual tours of Washington’s memorial available 24/7


PenBay Pilot

THOMASTON — It's only marble etched with names. But somehow, massed together, those 58,228 identities have been known to elicit emotions unexplainable to even the most dissociated. Those names represent the men of the Vietnam War, including those 13...

Local Veteran views Washington D.C. Memorials through Virtual Reality

Local Veteran views Washington D.C. Memorials through Virtual Reality


WANE

A story that aired on NewsChannel 15’s Nightcast led viewers to offer up new technology for veterans to see the memorials built in their honor

African Americans in the Vietnam War

African Americans in the Vietnam War

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

When I was a kid in the Marines, I remember the first place I saw the WHITE ONLY, COLORED ONLY signs. They were on the wall in this train station in Rocky Mountain, North Carolina. . . . I’ll never forget seeing them, never. We all had our green Marine Corps uniforms on, but the […]

Off to a Hot Start

by Peter Pochowski @ Milwaukee County War Memorial Center

While we are pleased with the major accomplishments of last year, as you can see, 2018 promises to be yet another exciting year for your War Memorial Center. Frankly, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Stay tuned!

Visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial


Washington.org

What is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and where is it?

Vietnam Veterans Day Video

by lfiordiliso @ Friends of the Vietnam Veterans Plaza

Names of the 1,741 soldiers from New York City killed in Vietnam rang from the pulpit of a Downtown church. Their names were followed by a reading of the 99 New Yorkers who have died in post-9/11 conflicts. The solemn reading of names on Saturday, April 2, held for the first time at Elizabeth Seaton... Read More

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Vietnam Veterans Of NYC Letters Home | New York City Veterans Memorial

Vietnam Veterans Of NYC Letters Home | New York City Veterans Memorial


Friends of the Vietnam Veterans Plaza

Excerpts of 83 of these letters are etched in the memorial’s glass block and granite wall, 70 feet long and 16 feet high, the Plaza’s heart and soul.

WMC Hosts Volunteer Appreciation Lunch

by War Memorial Center Staff @ Milwaukee County War Memorial Center

On Dec. 15, the War Memorial Center honored 35 veterans and community members who volunteered for WMC education programs throughout 2017, helping us create memorable experiences for schools, scout groups, senior centers and community members.

Discovering the hidden places of the Vietnam War

Discovering the hidden places of the Vietnam War

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

This is a guest post from my friend, Jonas Thorsell, a Swede, who routinely travels to Vietnam on business. He and two other partners have visited former war sites over the past few years and recently launched a website and blog to chronicle their findings. After 40 – 50 years, veterans are still curious about […]

Calling home during the Vietnam War

Calling home during the Vietnam War

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

During the Vietnam conflict, there were no individual personal cellular or landline telephones available for soldiers or sailors to use for calling family members back home. To address this, United States MARS (Military Affiliate Radio Service) stations from all branches of the service, Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force, were deployed throughout Vietnam. The MARS […]

Visit Veterans Photography Exhibit in February

by War Memorial Center Staff @ Milwaukee County War Memorial Center

Visit the Milwaukee County War Memorial from Feb. 3-22, 2017 to explore the Milwaukee community through the photography of veterans from the the Milwaukee VA Medical Center's homeless treatment program.

Cherries: A Vietnam War Novel by John Podlaski

Cherries: A Vietnam War Novel by John Podlaski

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

Originally posted on Books in Review II:
VVA member John Podlaski served in Vietnam from 1969-71 with the Wolfhounds of the 25th Infantry Division and the 501st Infantry Brigade of the 101st Airborne division. The lead character in Cherries: A Vietnam War Novel (CreateSpace, 456 pp., $16), Podlaski’s fine first novel, is John Kowalski, often…

The Making of the Modern Gayborhood + Hidden Geology Bike Tour!

by atgdesign @ BeatyAmerican

Hidden Lens: Fading Industry on the Delaware River In this next installment of Hidden Lens, a new series showcasing the captures of local photographers, we feature the work of Betsy Manning and the final days of the Port Richmond Grain Elevator > read more The Making (and Marketing) of the Modern Gayborhood Contributor Kelson Northeimer takes […]

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Things to Do on Capitol Hill

by brblood @ Utah State Capitol

Take a tour of the Capitol! The Capitol Docent team gives tours every hour on the hour between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays. While touring the historic chambers of Utah’s three branches of government, you’ll learn facts as well as important history of the Capitol building and the State of Utah. Come see […]

Vietnam C-Ration Cook Book

Vietnam C-Ration Cook Book

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

Tabasco C-Ration Cookbook Shane K. Bernard Ph.D. Historian & Curator for the McIlhenny Company (makers of Tabasco hot sauce) kindly provided the following copy of their C-Ration Cookbook.  I hope that you will enjoy viewing this cookbook and remember the McIlhenny Company (Tabasco sauce) who cared about their soldiers over in Vietnam. Doesn’t this just […]

Veterans Visit War Memorials in Virtual Reality

Veterans Visit War Memorials in Virtual Reality


KQED Arts

For Veterans Day, journalist and filmmaker Sarah Hill discusses 'Honor Everywhere 360,' a virtual reality tour of war memorials in Washington, D.C. made to honor her late grandfather.

In Memoriam of Harry Bridgwood

by lfiordiliso @ Friends of the Vietnam Veterans Plaza

  IN MEMORIAM Harry Bridgwood Chairman of the Friends of Vietnam Veterans Plaza 1945 to 2016 We bid farewell to Harry Bridgwood, a most remarkable man who dedicated himself to bringing honor, respect and assistance to veterans of every era. Harry served his country as a USMC Vietnam Era veteran, and afterwards served the people of... Read More

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Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit In Abilene

by TCVVM @ Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument

The award-winning Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit is on display in Abilene, Texas at the 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum through June 2nd. An arrival ceremony conducted by the Southeast Texas and West Texas Chapters of the Texas Patriot Guard Riders was conducted on arrival and included the presentation of flags to the family members of…

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Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit Headed For College Station

by TCVVM @ Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument

Museum of the American GI to House Display Honoring Texas Killed and Missing in Vietnam The exhibit that displays 3,417 dog tags honoring Texans killed and missing in the Vietnam War is headed for a permanent home at the Museum of the American GI in College Station. The award-winning Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit features personalized…

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2015 Phelps Award Recipient General David H. Petraeus

by lfiordiliso @ Friends of the Vietnam Veterans Plaza

General David H. Petraeus (U.S. Army, Retired) General David H. Petraeus (U.S. Army, Retired) is a Partner with the global financial investment firm KKR and the Chairman of the KKR Global Institute. He is also a Visiting Professor of Public Policy at the City University of New York’s Macaulay Honors College, a Judge Widney Professor... Read More

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2016 Vietnam Veterans Day

by Help Desk @ Friends of the Vietnam Veterans Plaza

On Saturday, April 2, 2014 at 55 Water Street the 2016 Vietnam Veterans Day will be held. This is a rain or shine event. All events are free and open to all veterans and their guests. Please be sure to RSVP. For the most up-to-date information, please see www.uwvc.org/vietnam.  

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NYC Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza Relighting Ceremony

by lfiordiliso @ Friends of the Vietnam Veterans Plaza

We are delighted that on October 13, 2016 the new state-of-the-art LED lighting system will be illuminated. We invite you to celebrate with us.

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Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit At the Bullock Texas State History Museum

by TCVVM @ Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument

The award-winning Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit arrived at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, Austin, on Monday August 18th under the escort of the Southeast Texas and Austin Texas Chapters of the Texas Patriot Guard Riders. The PGR, assisted by Boy Scouts from the Capitol Area Council BSA, conducted an arrival  ceremony and included the presentation of the…

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Games amidst a Faraway War (Guest post)

Games amidst a Faraway War (Guest post)

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

This article originally posted on my friend, Joe Campolo’s website and is published here with his permission. It was Joe, who prodded Rene’ to write about her experiences, and then helped to put her story together. Joe, too, is a Vietnam Veteran and author of two books relating to the Vietnam War. His website offers […]

Celebrate Spring with Capitol Cherry Blossoms

by emanwill @ Utah State Capitol

Every year, the seasonal shift from winter to spring is especially noticeable  with the blossoming of 433 Yoshino cherry trees that line the .7 mile Memorial Walkway encircling Capitol Hill.  Most often, the cherry blossoms bloom late-March to early-April, and only stay in bloom a couple of weeks. The cheery buds burst open this past weekend, as […]

Special Projects and Events

Special Projects and Events


National League of POWMIA Families​

The 21st Plenum of the US Russia Joint Commission on POW/MIAs  was held November 7 - 9th, 2017 in Moscow.  As invited observers, Ann Mills- Griffiths, Chairman of the Board, National League of...

VC/NVA Terrorist Doctrine

VC/NVA Terrorist Doctrine

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

Warning: Many of the written and visual examples shared within this article are graphic, disturbing and sometime revolting – if descriptions and photos of brutalized human beings bother you, then I’d suggest you bypass this post and select another to read while you’re here. This article is about the VC/NVA atrocities that occurred in Vietnam. […]

It’s Official: New Era for War Memorial Center!

by War Memorial Center Staff @ Milwaukee County War Memorial Center

On December 12, the Lakefront Cultural Condominium Complex (LCCC) agreement was signed into effect, guaranteeing the War Memorial Center ownership of its interior spaces for the first time in its 60-year history.

Red Rocks Community College Celebrates WWI

by admin @ Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum

We had a wonderful time last Thursday joining Red Rocks Community College for their annual event celebrating WWI.  Our representatives chatted with students, professors and the public.  We demonstrated our research resources and encouraged everyone to visit the museum!

Time Capsule on Display through Tuesday, March 14, 2017

by emanwill @ Utah State Capitol

A Glimpse into Utah’s Past The Capitol Cornerstone Time Capsule exhibit is on display outside of the Governor’s Reception Room (Gold Room) in the southwest corner of the 2nd floor. Capitol visitors can view the copper box and its historic contents during regular Capitol building hours: Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. […]

2014 Phelps Award Recipient

by lfiordiliso @ Friends of the Vietnam Veterans Plaza

In 1979, Jan Scruggs conceived the idea of building the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., as a tribute to all who served during one of the longest wars in American history. Today, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is among the most visited memorials in the nation’s capital. Scruggs was a wounded and decorated veteran of... Read More

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June 11th Field Trip to Wharton Esherick Museum!

by atgdesign @ BeatyAmerican

Please join us this Sunday for a tour of the Wharton Esherick Museum

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Memorial Day: A virtual way to pay tribute -- GCN

Memorial Day: A virtual way to pay tribute -- GCN


GCN

Even if you're booked with other activities, you can honor the holiday by paying a virtual visit to some of the nation's memorials.

A Truly Remarkable Year

by Peter Pochowski @ Milwaukee County War Memorial Center

As we close out the year, we at the War Memorial have much to celebrate. 2017 will go down as a watershed year for us because of our many accomplishments.

Coloring Pages

by brblood @ Utah State Capitol

Feel free to download a coloring sheet to decorate your own Utah State Capitol artwork! Find the original artworks when you come visit the Capitol. Capitol Art Work

Vietnam War Sites of Interest

Vietnam War Sites of Interest


TripSavvy

A south-to-north tour of Vietnam War sites, like Hue and Hoi An. Learn more about historic Vietnam War sites of interest to visit on your trip to Vietnam.

Living History Curriculum Connects Veterans and Students

by TCVVM @ Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument

Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument Launches Living History Curriculum  The Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument Committee is excited to announce a new Vietnam War educational curriculum for the state’s history and English students as part of its “living monument” extension. The curriculum was developed by the monument committee with the help of educators from Eanes ISD’s…

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2014 Honoree of the Year Jan Scruggs

by lfiordiliso @ Friends of the Vietnam Veterans Plaza

2014 – Jan Scruggs In 1979, Jan Scruggs conceived the idea of building the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., as a tribute to all who served during one of the longest wars in American history. Today, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is among the most visited memorials in the nation’s capital. Scruggs was a wounded... Read More

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2016 Phelps Award Recipient General John M. Keane

by lfiordiliso @ Friends of the Vietnam Veterans Plaza

General John M. Keane, United States Army, Retired General Jack Keane is president, GSI Consulting. He serves as chairman of the Institute for the Study of War and the Knollwood Foundation, is a director of General Dynamics, the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, the Smith Richardson Foundation, and a former and recent member, for... Read More

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1968 and the Tet Offensive

by Administrator @ Vietnam Center & Archive News and Updates

Conference Call for Papers and Panels “1968 and the Tet Offensive” April 28-29, 2017, Lubbock Texas The Vietnam Center and Archive (VNCA) and the Institute for Peace & Conflict (IPAC) at Texas Tech University are pleased to announce a conference focused on the year 1968 and the Tet Offensive. We expect in this conference to […]

Virtual Tour of NYC Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza | New York City

Virtual Tour of NYC Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza | New York City


Friends of the Vietnam Veterans Plaza

This memorial honors the veterans' service and sacrifice, and preserves the names and voices of a generation once lost to controversy but now forever found.

The New Guy (Guest Post)

The New Guy (Guest Post)

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

By Michael P. Walsh The Washington, D.C., Vietnam Veterans Memorial is inscribed with 58,272 names – each a story of lost opportunity and heartache; ultimate sacrifices that, with time, are known by and intimate to fewer. The New Guy is one of those small stories, perhaps now, 48 years later, important to only me – […]

Home - Avenue of Flags

Home - Avenue of Flags


Avenue of Flags

Honoring Veterans Almost immediately after buying Hillcrest Memorial Park in 1977, Tom Flynn began to establish it as a special place for veterans. On Veterans Day, 1978, the sixtieth anniversary of the end of World War I, he established a six-acre section as the Garden of Valor for the burial of veterans, with monuments honoring veterans... Read more >

Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument Ceremony To Honor Vietnam Veterans Day

by TCVVM @ Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument

A ceremony honoring Texas’ Vietnam War veterans will take place at the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 30th. State Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa and State Representative Wayne Smith will join monument committee chairman Robert Floyd to lay a wreath at the monument in tribute to their fellow Texans who…

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Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit Goes to Museum of the American GI

by TCVVM @ Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument

The award-winning Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit display of 3,417 personalized dog tags honoring Texans killed or missing in Vietnam was presented to its permanent home at the Museum of the American GI in College Station on February 28, 2015.  Accompanied and delivered by the Patriot Guard Riders who have escorted the exhibit on its nearly…

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Memorial Restoration In Progress

by lfiordiliso @ Friends of the Vietnam Veterans Plaza

We are happy to announce that our Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Wall is undergoing a major restoration. Completion is scheduled for late Spring of 2016. We thank you for your patience.

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Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit Headed for Final LZ

by TCVVM @ Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument

The Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit that displays 3,417 dog tags honoring Texans killed and missing in the Vietnam War will be presented to the Museum of the American GI located at 19124 Texas 6 in College Station in a ceremony on Saturday, February 28th at 1:00 p.m. The event will be free and open to the…

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Soldiers Celebrating Christmas during the Vietnam War

Soldiers Celebrating Christmas during the Vietnam War

by pdoggbiker @ Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel

To all my friends, family, military brothers and sisters: THANK YOU for all your support of this website during the past year!  I look forward to 2018 – many new articles and pictures are planned for your reading enjoyment! I have a tendency to add more pictures as I come across them – +30 this […]

Vietnam War Movie Night at Alamo Drafthouse

by Administrator @ Vietnam Center & Archive News and Updates

Please join us on Sunday, September 3, 2017, at 6 PM for Vietnam War Movie Night at Alamo Drafthouse as we present the Academy Award winning documentary film, The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara.   Former Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara is the sole focus of documentary […]

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