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Vietnam Memorial

Welcome Back to "the World," Vietnam Vet

R.F. Hemphill | Posted 04.21.2016 | Politics
R.F. Hemphill

The Veterans Administration organized a nationwide function on the March 29 this year. The purpose was to recognize and "welcome home" all Vietnam veterans.

Giving Respect To Those Who Were Silenced -- And Those Who Were Not

Steve Leveen | Posted 05.24.2016 | Fifty
Steve Leveen

Had there been a draft when my sons were coming of age, I would have become an anti-war activist. No way would I have let my Cal and Corey go to Iraq or Afghanistan without putting up a fight. But there was not a draft, and my children did not enlist. And so I became one of the silent ones.

Successful Women Outside the Boardroom

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.19.2016 | Women
Geri Spieler

We too often equate wildly successful women with business acumen. In fact, there are many successful women outside the boardroom who have great success stories who are not part of the world of business.

Ongoing Chicanery With the Gehry Memorial

Traci L. Slatton | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics
Traci L. Slatton

If there is never going to be an open competition for the Eisenhower Memorial, and if, in fact, Gehry's self-aggrandizing design is going to be inflicted as a fait accompli on this nation, then at least show us where the money has all gone.

The Memorial Day Writers' Project

Doug Bradley | Posted 07.22.2014 | DC
Doug Bradley

It took me until this Memorial Day to realize there's no place I'd rather be on the day we honor the men and women who died while serving in the U. S....

War Echoes Through Time, Generations

Eric Mink | Posted 06.11.2014 | DC
Eric Mink

One particular item -- a large white index card -- catches my eye. It's lying face up in front of one of the Wall's highly polished, black stone panels.

Casualties of War

Doug Bradley | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact
Doug Bradley

That sure is an awful lot of sacrifice, and an inordinate amount of pain -- times 1,244 -- for me and my Wisconsin neighbors to endure. But the photo collection is one small step we can take to help ensure that the Wisconsinites who sacrificed their lives in Vietnam will never be forgotten.

Vietnam Remembrance

Diana Nyad | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Diana Nyad

We are living the year of the 50th Anniversary of the beginning of the Vietnam War. And this week, we find ourselves at the 30th Anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Thirteen Works: A 'Vietnam' Reading List to Change Your Perception

John M. Del Vecchio | Posted 01.10.2013 | Books
John M. Del Vecchio

My criteria: Books which influenced my thoughts and writing; books which should still receive attention; and books which help to set the record straight or were part of the early record before the distortion.

The Wall Between Us

Doug Bradley | Posted 08.27.2012 | Home
Doug Bradley

Stephen H. Warner was killed in an ambush near the Laotian border on February 14, 1971. He didn't have to be there. He wasn't supposed to be killed.

National Monument to Peace and Peacemakers

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 07.23.2012 | DC
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The United States embodies a beautiful and noble concept, a vibrant idea, a vital and enduring vision. While we as a country may be involved in a process and a progression toward that vision, we have not yet attained and reached it. The country is, rather, still a work in process.

Essential Tourist Traps, Part Six: The National Mall, Washington, DC

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Eric Lurio

Take a look at the Lincoln memorial. When you are on the same level as the base of the statue, go right. There you will find a souvenir shop built right into the edifice. That's right, this makes it a tourist trap.

It's Time to End This War

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The number of U.S. service members killed in June was the highest for one month since this now nine-year war began. It's time to end this war. Or should we just start building another Memorial wall?

A Psychoanalytic Slant: On Disavowal, War and Remembrance

Dr. Prudence L. Gourguechon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Prudence L. Gourguechon

Lately, I have been thinking about disavowal in relation to war and remembrance, and the role effective remembering might play in mitigating our tenacious tendency to send our young people to war.

World In Photos, July 8, 2009

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Here is the HuffPost's selection of photos of today's news and events from every corner of the globe. Check back Monday through Friday for this HuffPo...

Vietnam Memorial Turns 25

Washington Post | Michael E. Ruane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Thousands of graying Vietnam veterans, many clad in jungle boots and old fatigues, marched down Constitution Avenue yesterday to mark the 25th anniver...