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Environmental Artist Maya Lin Wins $300,000 Gish Prize

AP | Posted 10.09.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Artist and environmentalist Maya Lin is the recipient of the prestigious Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize. The $300,000 prize is one ...

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."

Groundbreaking At Vietnam Veterans Education Center

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 01.28.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON — Jill Biden and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta joined an effort Wednesday to build an education center at the Vietnam Veterans Memor...

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 ...

Fallen Soliders From Iraq, Afghanistan Wars To Get Mall Honor

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 04.30.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It took almost 60 years for World War II veterans to get a monument in Washington. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial opened less than a deca...

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.