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Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Memorials to Shattered Myths, New Book Examines Monument-Building

Kate Kelly | Posted 02.23.2016 | Books
Kate Kelly

As a nation, what do we commemorate, and how do we commemorate it? This is the thoughtful question posed by Harriet F. Senie in her new book, Memor...

Remains of the Day

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 10.21.2016 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

For more than two thousand years, some people, inspired perhaps by Diogenes the Cynic (ca. 412-323 B.C.E.), have made fun of burial practices and monuments.

Can Parks and Memorials Happily Co-Exist?

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 06.16.2016 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

The National Mall in Washington, DC is saturated with monuments and museums and, while there is little support for adding more to the Mall, there is support for continuing the tradition of building monuments in the city.

The Wall Times 65: Commemorate That

Mark A. Ashwill | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Mark A. Ashwill

Here's a simple exercise that will help you comprehend the horrific magnitude of the loss of human and, more specifically, Vietnamese life during that war.

The Man Behind the Mementos at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Rachel Manteuffel | Posted 08.12.2014 | Media
Rachel Manteuffel

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall is two years older than I am. For as long as I've known there was a Vietnam War, I've known that people leave objects at the Memorial.

America's Wailing Wall

Doug Bradley | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Doug Bradley

It's been more than three weeks since Bruce Springsteen's latest album High Hopes debuted at # 1 on the Billboard charts. And on this album, enhanced by the fact that I'm a Vietnam vet, I've come to listen over and over and over to the 11th cut, appropriately entitled "The Wall."

Making a Difference: The World of Giving -- Veterans Day Is More Than a Mattress Sale

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 01.12.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

With over two million active and reserve personnel currently in our Armed Forces and over 22 million veterans, it is more important than ever to let them know we support them. What are you doing to be M.A.D. this Veterans Day?

Iraq War Vets Bike 3,400 Miles To Raise Awareness For Veteran Suicide

Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact

After biking 3,400 miles across the country to raise awareness for veteran suicide, two Iraq War vets say they're just getting their mission started. ...

PHOTOS: Memorial Day Parade, Rolling Thunder Honor Vets, Fallen Soldiers In D.C.

Posted 05.28.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- As the sounds of motorcycles continue to reverberate throughout the nation's capital following Sunday's 25th anniversary of the Rolling ...

The Wall and the Mosque: Divide and Unite

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

The current fight over the building of an Islamic study center near Ground Zero here in Manhattan is reminiscent of another battle nearly thirty years ago over a Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.

Vietnam, Agent Orange and Secretary Shinseki's Timely Decisions

Trish Kinney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trish Kinney

Three new medical conditions may gain presumptive status as to their relationship to Agent Orange exposure. I am heartbroken that we haven't been there for vets when they needed us most.