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What Customers Are Saying? Testimonials, feedback from our clients – Reviews by 2016

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Items Left at the Wall: Vault of Priceless Vietnam Memorial Mementos Now Online

Items Left at the Wall: Vault of Priceless Vietnam Memorial Mementos Now Online


WNEP.com

WASHINGTON — Conversations that take place at The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the Mall here, are reminders of how intense the memories, emotions and experiences are that this polished black granite wall stands to soothe and heal. They're also reminders of a new chapter in the memorial's life that its founder hopes will help it to further enrich the country and its veterans.

Washington DC Dog Friendly Tours

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Washington DC Dog Friendly Tours Want to tour the monuments and take your dog with you?  You can’t do that on the bus tour.  Try taking a Nonpartisan Pedicab tour. We have comfortable seating for you and your dog Free pick up from any downtown location Go at your own schedule and at your own pace […]

China to Vietnam Tour: Beijing Great Wall to culture Hanoi

China to Vietnam Tour: Beijing Great Wall to culture Hanoi


Vietnam Impressive

China to Vietnam Tour: a perfect combination if you would like to visit Beijing, Xian then flying to Hanoi visiting gorgeous clear emerald Halong Bay.

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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Broadsides :Word on the Street:Washington and the Jay Treaty

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In the early spring of 1794,  English soldiers were  arming  the native Americans . The English were getting the Native Americans to raid the American settlers on lands that one day would be the states of Ohio and Michigan. The English were going back on their word made in treaty to end the Revolutionary War. Treaty stated the English would Continue Reading

Elton John Retiring After 3-year ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ Tour

Elton John Retiring After 3-year ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ Tour

by Shawn Dunn @ WNEP.com

LONDON — Sir Elton John is saying goodbye to life on the road. The music icon announced in a press event on Wednesday that his next world tour will be his last. The three year tour will start in September, John told CNN’s Anderson Cooper in a sit down chat that was live-streamed around the world. “I’ve been touring since I was 17 with various bands,” John said. “I thought the time is right to say thank you to all […]

‘The Wall That Heals’ arrives in Metter to honor Vietnam veterans

‘The Wall That Heals’ arrives in Metter to honor Vietnam veterans


WSAV-TV

The Wall That Heals, an exhibit featuring a half-scale replica of the D.C. Vietnam Veterans Memorial, arrived in Metter today.

Mattis thanks Vietnam for supporting sanctions on N. Korea

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HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis praised Vietnam on Wednesday for supporting U.N. sanctions against North Korea and expressed hope that Washington and Hanoi can build closer defense ties despite being former enemies.

Handicap Accessible Tours of Washington DC

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A Nonpartisan Pedicab Tour is the Perfect Way to Access All the Monuments                                                   Go at your own pace and leave on your own schedule Free pick up from any downtown […]

"The Wall That Heals" Veterans Memorial Johns Creek, GA

"The Wall That Heals" Veterans Memorial Johns Creek, GA


Johns Creek CVB

Johns Creek, Georgia will host "The Wall That Heals" Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica in Newtown Park March 29th - April 2nd.

Washington DC guided Tour

by James Rider @ KB Tours

Available: Daily 9:30 am-3:30pm Please call to book this tour Adults $60 Ages 8-11 $55 Under 8 Free   Enjoy a guided tour of Washington DC on a 36 passenger bus. The tour starts at Judiciary Square Metro at  9:30 am. Our guides will share interesting stories full of interesting and fun facts . At all of our stops the Continue Reading

Vietnam Veterans Memorial | (Visitor's Guide) | Free Tours by Foot

Vietnam Veterans Memorial | (Visitor's Guide) | Free Tours by Foot


Free Tours by Foot

This post is a guide to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, known popularly as "The Vietnam Wall", with tips on how to find particular names.

The State of the Wall

by Veterans Memorial Park @ Veterans Memorial Park

The Wall at Veterans Memorial Park is one of 4 replicas of the D.C. original that went on tour so that more people could experience the monument’s beauty and power. Two of the walls that traveled found permanent homes – ours here in Truth or Consequences, and another on the east coast. In the years […]

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Set Up For Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall Underway In Penndel - LevittownNow.com

Set Up For Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall Underway In Penndel - LevittownNow.com


LevittownNow.com

The traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall will be open to the public starting 9 a.m. Friday in Pendel and will be open 24 hours each day until 9 p.m. on Sunday.

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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Vietnam Memorial - The Definitive Travel Guide

Vietnam Memorial - The Definitive Travel Guide


TripScout

The Vietnam Memorial memorializes the Vietnam War, the longest and most controversial war in America’s history. It was fought between the nationalist 

Eastland selected to host 'Wall That...

Eastland selected to host 'Wall That...


KTXS

Eastland has been selected as one of nearly 40 communities during 2018 to host The Wall That Heals – the traveling replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Ice Fest on Lake Wallenpaupack Postponed to February

Ice Fest on Lake Wallenpaupack Postponed to February

by Chase Senior @ WNEP.com

PALMYRA TOWNSHIP —  Organizers are still hopeful that Wally Ice Fest will be held on Lake Wallenpaupack for the first time since 2015. The event in Palmyra Township was supposed to take place this weekend but has been postponed. The clouds and fog hovering over Lake Wallenpaupack make for a beautiful sight. Many folks in the area were hoping that they would be on the frozen lake this weekend. Due to the recent warm temperatures and rainfall, Wally Ice Fest […]

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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Testimonial 2018

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Testimonials 2015 Testimonials 2014 Testimonials 2011 Testimonials 2008 Testimonials 2016 Testimonials 2013 Testimonials 2010 Testimonials 2007  Testimonials 2017 Testimonials 2012 Testimonials 2009 Home Vietnam Impressive on press www.telegraph.co.uk www.vietnamimpressive.com is on Sunday Telegraph – one of the UK’s most important national newspapers. www.tripadvisor.com We are now on the world largest unbiased travel forum ready for […]

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Vietnam veterans replica memorial will visit Port Byron

Vietnam veterans replica memorial will visit Port Byron


Auburn Citizen

The Wall That Heals, a 250-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, along with a mobile Education Center, is coming to Port Byron.

The Wall - a Replican of Washington DC's Vietnam Wall Memorial

The Wall - a Replican of Washington DC's Vietnam Wall Memorial


Veterans Memorial Park

The Wall is a replica of DC's Vietnam Wall War Memorial. The Wall at Veterans Memorial Park was installed in 2003. A list of names on The Wall is nearby.

Visiting Washington DC

by kennyb @ KB Tours

For years you have been thinking about coming to Washington DC. You saved your money and time from work to travel to a city you have heard about all your life. So many questions about where to stay? Do I drive or fly ? What do want to see and do. I might not have all the answers but I Continue Reading

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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Traveling Vietnam War memorial to make a stop at Nauticus

Traveling Vietnam War memorial to make a stop at Nauticus


WTKR.com

A traveling Vietnam War memorial will make a stop in Norfolk later this week and remain on display through the weekend.

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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Reunification Train Hanoi-Saigon Vietnam Information and Service

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Night guided Tour

by James Rider @ KB Tours

Available: Mon,Tues, Wed,Thurs, Fri, Sat 7 pm - 10:30 pm Book your tour!   Adults $35 Ages 8-11 $30 Under 8 Free A guided night tour of Washington DC DC is breath taking experience.Our 36 passenger bus will you meet at Judiciary Square metro. Our professional tour guide will ensure you will have a learning experience The memorial and monuments Continue Reading

African American Heritage Tour

by James Rider @ KB Tours

Available: Daily 9:30 am - 1:30 pm Book your tour! Adults $70 Ages 8-11 $65 Under 8 Free KB Tours conducts a 4 hour African American heritage tour of Washington DC which will include a stop at the Museum of African American History and Culture The tour will be narrated by a native Washingtonian with 26 years of giving tours Continue Reading

KB Tour Sneak Peak

by James Rider @ KB Tours

Take a look at many of the great sites and attractions you will be able to see on our Daytime Tour.  Pay close attention as there are a lot of details that many people miss when they visit our Nation's Capital City.

Memorial Weekend Gathering

by Veterans Memorial Park @ Veterans Memorial Park

Memorial Day Weekend begins at 10am on Saturday, May 25 here at Veterans Memorial Park. A short program will be conducted by the talented Sam Parker of the VFW post in Williamsburg. The ROTC Color Guard featuring students from Hot Springs High School will perform. Afterward, visitors can tour the famous Hamilton Military Museum and […]

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Testimonial 2017

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Testimonials 2015 Testimonials 2014 Testimonials 2011 Testimonials 2008 Testimonials 2016 Testimonials 2013 Testimonials 2010 Testimonials 2007  Testimonials 2018 Testimonials 2012 Testimonials 2009 Home Vietnam Impressive on press www.telegraph.co.uk www.vietnamimpressive.com is on Sunday Telegraph – one of the UK’s most important national newspapers. www.tripadvisor.com We are now on the world largest unbiased travel forum ready for […]

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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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Washington DC Sightseeing

by nonpartisanpedicab @ NonPartisan Pedicab

A Pedicab Tour — Washington DC Sightseeing Made Simple Everyone wants to walk around the all the monuments on the National Mall.  But, a full loop of walking around the national monuments is 5-6 miles.  You can do it, but it is likely to be tiring and difficult.  But, you do have an alternative to […]

The Vietnam War: Lessons and Legacies Symposium

by news @ National Infantry Museum & Soldier Center

PBS Documentary Producer Headlines Vietnam Symposium at the National Infantry Museum  The public is invited to a day-long symposium at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center exploring still-debated issues surrounding the Vietnam War. Vietnam: Lessons and Legacies will be held Saturday, January 27, from 9am to 4pm at the museum. Lynn Novick, co-director with Ken Burns […]

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The Moving Wall- Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The Moving Wall- Vietnam Veterans Memorial


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The Moving Wall also known as the Healing Wall is the replica of the Washington, D.C. Memorial. It travels from city to city being sponsored by different agencies, organizations, and local government. The wall has an opening ceremony on June 22, 2017 at 6:00pm and a closing ceremony June 26, 2017 at 11:00 am. The wall is open 24 hours a day from June 22 thru June 26. Visitors are welcome to come take pictures, write a loved one names, and get information. Docents and volunteers will be present to assist you with locating the names of a loved one.

Vietnam Wall Replica

Vietnam Wall Replica


The Athens NEWS

Ohio University’s Athens Campus is one of more than 40 communities on the 2017 national tour of “The Wall That Heals,” a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The

Broadside :Word on the Street : What Lincoln accomplished as President

by kennyb @ KB Tours

Most Americans know of some of the accomplishments of the 16th President of the United States. President Lincoln did a lot to change the United States not only during the Civil War but for rest of the history of the United States. President Lincoln was the first republican President. When he ran for re-election his running mate was Andrew Johnson Continue Reading

The Moving Wall honoring fallen of Vietnam war coming to Perry (photos, video)

The Moving Wall honoring fallen of Vietnam war coming to Perry (photos, video)


cleveland.com

The Vietnam Combat Veterans memorial known as the Moving Wall, a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., is being erected at Perry High School and will be open to the public Thursday through Sunday.

Beth Parks Artist Reception

by Tobin Malone @ Knox Museum

If you’re in Winter Harbor anytime in May, check out Beth Parks’ fabulous new show. Vietnam Nurse Beth’s work was featured in our special exhibition last year, “Blood, Dust & Mud,” which remains on exhibit at the Togus VA today. Worth the trip! Congratulations, Beth.

Creatacor Assists The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund's Mobile Tour | Creatacor

Creatacor Assists The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund's Mobile Tour | Creatacor


Creatacor

Creatacor was proud to assist The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund with "The Wall That Heals" mobile tour, a Vietnam Veterans memorial and education center.

Vietnam Travel Guide: Ninh Binh Guide

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Vietnam Travel Guide: Danang City and Sightseeings Guide

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Son Tra Peninsula China Beach (Non Nuoc) My Khe Beach Nam O Beach Xuan Thieu Beach Bac My An Beach Marble Mountains Cham Museum   > Son Tra Peninsula  Son Tra Peninsula is a low mountainous area fully covered by forest . It is one of the city’s  lung. Son Tra Peninsula and the Hai […]

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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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Vietnam Moving Wall Is Coming To Oswego

Vietnam Moving Wall Is Coming To Oswego


Oswego, IL Patch

The Moving Wall is a half-size replica of the Washington, D.C. Vietnam Veterans Memorial and has been touring the country for 30 years.

Vietnam Travel Guide: Phong Nha Cave – Ke Bang National Forest Guide

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Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park is located in the Bo Trach and Minh Hoa districts in the center of Quang Binh province. The park is bordered by Laos in the west. The road distances are about 500 km south of the capital Hanoi and 260 km north of the port city of Da […]

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Run for the Wall 2012 – 11.10.12

by Veterans Memorial Park @ Veterans Memorial Park

Run for the Wall 2012 was held on November 10, 2012 at Veterans Memorial Park in Truth or Consequences

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Announces 2018 The Wall That Heals Tour Schedule - MicroplexNews.com

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Announces 2018 The Wall That Heals Tour Schedule - MicroplexNews.com


MicroplexNews.com

Eastland among hosting cities for The Wall That Heals Tour....

5 Reasons to Head to SELC’s Championship in Johns Creek This Weekend

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It’s SELC weekend in Johns Creek! Tournament Director Liz Tumblin popped-in to tell us why the games should be on your must-see list this weekend: Lacrosse?  What’s lacrosse?  Isn’t that a car Buick makes?  Here are five reasons why you should experience the Southeastern Lacrosse Conference’s Championship Tournament this weekend at Northview High School: 1. The […]

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This traveling war memorial evokes so much emotion, some people can’t walk up to it

This traveling war memorial evokes so much emotion, some people can’t walk up to it


theolympian

The American Veterans Traveling Tribute Vietnam Memorial Wall is scheduled to make a stop in DuPont.

Vietnam Travel Guide: Hue City and Sightseeing Guides

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Bao Quoc Temple Camp Fuller and the Rock Pile Doc Mieu Hai Van Pass Hamburger Hill Ho Chi Minh Museum Ho Chi Minh’s Home in Hue Hue Monuments Conservation Center Khai Dinh’s Tomb Khe Sanh Thai Hoa Palace The Citadel and Imperial City The Dakrong Bridge and the Ho Chi Minh Trail The Flag Tower […]

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Run For The Wall 2011 – 9th Annual

by Veterans Memorial Park @ Veterans Memorial Park

Come out and show your support for the Truth or Consequences Veterans’ Memorial Park & Hamilton Military Museum during this fun and festive event! We’ll have food, music, the tug-of-war Tug-off at 3pm, and a Bike Run and Rodeo. Admission is free! Vendors will be on site, and the Veterans Day Car Show is right […]

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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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The Vietnam Moving Wall

The Vietnam Moving Wall


Visit Stockton

The traveling half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is coming to Downtown Stockton June 29 - July 3. 

combo Sapaly train

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Reunification Trains Victoria Express Carriage China to Vietnam Trains Tours in Sapa   Combo Sapaly Train and Sapaly Hotel in Lao Cai: you are looking for a free & easy package for an amazing trip in Sapa? Taking overnight trains to Lao Cai, Sapaly Express and Sapaly hotel in Lao Cai provide a first class train service with good […]

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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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Run for the Wall 2017

by Veterans Memorial Park @ Veterans Memorial Park

The 2017 Run for the Wall will be held in honor of Bobby J. Allen on November 11, 2017. The event kicks off with a ceremony at 9am; registration for the Poker Run starts at 9:30. The Poker Run is open to motorcycles, cars and trucks; if it runs you can play! 5-card draw, best […]

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Vietnam Travel Guide: Hoian and My Son Sightseeing Guides

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Cantonese Assembly Hall Central Market Chinese Assembly Hall Fukian Assembly Hall Hai Scout Cafe Hainan Assembly Hall Hoian Cathedral Tradditional Handicraft Japanese Covered Bridge Miss Vy’s School of Cooking Museum of History and Culture Museum of Trade Ceramics Old House of Tan Ky Quan Cong Temple Red Bridge Cooking School The Old House of Phung […]

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USA Truck hauling ‘The Wall That Heals’ Vietnam memorial

USA Truck hauling ‘The Wall That Heals’ Vietnam memorial


Commercial Carrier Journal

USA Truck driver and U.S. Navy veteran Mark Buckley picked up the exhibit trailer Sunday and will have it in Bridgeport, Conn., for a May 4 event.

AVTT | American Veterans Traveling Tribute | Vietnam Memorial

AVTT | American Veterans Traveling Tribute | Vietnam Memorial


AVTT | American Veterans Traveling Tribute | Vietnam Memorial

American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) Custom Builder & Engraver of The Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall Designer & Builder of The Cost of Freedom Tribute.

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.

Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall replica in Bucks County this weekend : The Vietnam War : Arts & Entertainment : WHYY

Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall replica in Bucks County this weekend : The Vietnam War : Arts & Entertainment : WHYY


WHYY

Over the weekend, a 300-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial will be on display in a baseball field in Penndel, Bucks County. As part of the program, each of the more than 50,000 names on the memorial wall will be read aloud.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Information Guide

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Information Guide


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Learn about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC with our complete information guide featuring historical facts, interactive map, pictures, and things to do nearby.

Half-scale replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial to visit Athens Campus

Half-scale replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial to visit Athens Campus


Ohio University

Ohio University’s Athens Campus is one of more than 40 communities on the 2017 national tour of “The Wall That Heals,” a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial that will be open to the public 24 hours a day Sept. 14-17 at OHIO’s Bicentennial Park.

2014 Honoree of the Year Jan Scruggs

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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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New Jersey-based Toys R’ Us to close 182 stores

New Jersey-based Toys R’ Us to close 182 stores

by Alan Tu @ WHYY

Toys R Us, a nostalgic favorite even as many shoppers moved to Amazon and huge chains like Walmart, plans to close up to 182 stores, or about 20 percent of its nearly 900 U.S. locations.

Read letter from Toys R’ Us CEO David Brandon

Pennsylvania stores closing

Dover 8320, Dover Pa.
Erie 6470, Erie Pa.
Exton 6454, Exton Pa.
Horsham 8322, Horsham Pa.
Beaver Valley 9218, Monaca Pa.
Monroeville 6452, Monroeville Pa.
Williamsport 8323, Pennsdale Pa.
Ross Park Mall 9215, Pittsburgh Pa.
Washington 9216, Washington Pa.

New Jersey stores closing

Bridgewater 6375, Bridgewater N.J.
Burlington 8365, Burlington N.J.
Cherry Hill 6379, Cherry Hill N.J.
East Hanover 6503, East Hanover N.J.
Eatontown 6313, Eatontown N.J.
Elizabeth-KidsWorld 6365, Elizabeth N.J.
Mt. Olive 6479, Flanders N.J.
North Brunswick 6369, North Brunswick N.J.
Paramus 6386, Paramus N.J.
Phillipsburg 6382, Philipsburg N.J.
Union 6377, Union N.J.
Wayne 6344, Wayne N.J.

No Delaware stores are listed

Full list of Toys R’ Us store closings

The Wayne, New Jersey-based company once dominated toy sales in the U.S. But it entered bankruptcy protection last fall, when it filed for Chapter 11 under the weight of $5 billion in debt. 

Loyal fans lamented the closing of their hometown stores. Many said they liked to shop at Toys R Us because of the atmosphere and the variety of toys they found.

“It’s an experience,” said Bryan Likins of Indianapolis, who takes his 4-year-old daughter there. “She likes to walk through the store and point to different toys she liked.”

Likins says he remembers playing with the video games and trying out bikes with his brothers at Toys R Us, and liked continuing that with his child. He said he shopped on Amazon only for specific items that he wasn’t sure if other toy sellers carried.

The store closings will begin in February and the majority of locations identified for closure, which include Babies R Us stores, will go dark by mid-April. At some other locations, Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores will be combined. The bankruptcy court still must sign off on the closings.

Toys R Us wouldn’t say how many jobs will be cut. It said some employees will be moved to other stores and those who cannot be will get severance. Chairman and CEO Dave Brandon said Wednesday that tough decisions are required to save Toys R Us.

He acknowledged “operational missteps” during the critical holiday shopping season when shopping at its stores and online wasn’t as easy as it should have been.

“The actions we are taking are necessary to give us the best chance to emerge from our bankruptcy proceedings as a more viable and competitive company that will provide the level of service and experience you should expect,” he said in a letter to customers.

Gerrick Johnson, an analyst at BMO Capital Markets, had estimated that holiday sales at the company’s North America stores were down more than 10 percent. He attributed much of the decline to people’s confusion around the bankruptcy filing and a fear of buying gifts at Toys R Us because they thought they wouldn’t be able to return them if needed. Johnson also blamed a weak marketing campaign and email promotions that didn’t create a sense of urgency.

Toys R Us has struggled with debt since private-equity firms Bain Capital, KKR & Co. and Vornado Realty Trust took it private in a $6.6 billion leveraged buyout in 2005. The plan had been to take the company public again, but weak sales have prevented that from happening. With such debt levels, Toys R Ushas not had the financial flexibility to invest in its business.

Meanwhile, other stores like Target have been increasing their assortment of toys.

Toys R Us closed its flagship store in Manhattan’s Times Square, a huge tourist destination, about two years ago. While its sales numbers have been shrinking, Toys R Us still sells about 20 percent of the toys bought in the U.S., according to Stephanie Wissink, an analyst at Jefferies LLC.

Competitive pressures will force the company to examine all its stores, and more will likely be shuttered over the next year or two, Wissink said. Moody’s lead retail analyst Charlie O’Shea says the closings will let Toys R Us “focus all of its operating efforts on only its best locations.”

Ryan McLaine, mother of a 4-year-old boy, is disappointed that her favorite Toys R Usstore in Exton, Pennsylvania, was on the list of closures.

“We would always like to reward him. It was always fun to take him to the big store to see what he would like,” she said. “Now, we have to figure out what to do next.”

She said the next closest Toys R Us location is in King of Prussia, and it’s not well maintained. And she doesn’t like to shop for toys on Amazon.com because she likes to get a reaction from her son before she buys.

Toys R Us reigned supreme in the 1980s and early 1990s, when it was one of the first of the “category killers”— a store totally devoted to one thing: toys. Its scale gave it leverage with toy sellers and it disrupted general merchandise stores and mom-and-pop shops. Children sang along with commercials featuring the mascot, Geoffrey the giraffe.

Now Toys R Us and other category killers like the now-defunct Sports Authority, Borders and Circuit City, are being upended by Amazon and online shopping. More than three dozen retailers sought bankruptcy protection last year, due in large part to radical shifts in where people shop, and what they buy.

GlobalData Retail estimates that nearly 14 percent of toy sales were made online in 2016, more than double the level five years ago.

Jonathan Cordell, the father of an eight-month-old boy, said he does a lot of price comparisons online, jumping back and forth between Babies R Us and Amazon. But he likes to buy baby clothes at Babies R Us in Queens’ College Point section, which is on the list of stores to be closed.

“I usually take advantage of the price matching. I could find clothing at 50 percent off. You can’t find that on Amazon,” he said.

Toys R Us has been hurt by the shift to mobile devices taking up more play time. Some toy makers have struggled as well, with talk last year about the possibility of a merger between Mattel and Hasbro, the nation’s largest toy makers.

Wissink estimates that Toys R Us accounts for about 11 percent of Mattel’s annual sales and about 9 percent of Hasbro’s annual volume. Shares of Mattel Inc. fell while Hasbro Inc.’s stock was up in afternoon trading.

Visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial


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Creatacor Donates Design Services, Labor to Update the “Wall That Heals”

by Baker PR @ Creatacor

CLIFTON PARK, NY – Creatacor, Inc., an exhibit design, fabrication and trade show management provider, recently completed a series of updates to the “Wall that Read More

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Volunteers gather to clean up Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Volunteers gather to clean up Vietnam Veterans Memorial


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Volunteers bundled up and got to work on the National Mall Saturday morning with the goal of cleaning up around the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. See photos.

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