Vietnam War Memorial, Washington, DC honors U.S. service members of the U.S. armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War, service members who died in service in Vietnam/South East Asia, and those service members who were unaccounted for (MIA) during the War. The memorial currently consists of three separate parts: the Three Soldiers statue, the Vietnam Women's Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, which is the best-known part of the memorial. (Not my photo, but I have been there.) by elisabeth
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elisabeth Vietnam War Memorial, Washington, DC honors U.S. service members of the U.S. armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War, service members who died in service in Vietnam/South East Asia, and those service members who were unaccounted for (MIA) during the War. The memorial currently consists of three separate parts: the Three Soldiers statue, the Vietnam Women's Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, which is the best-known part of the memorial. (Not my photo, but I have been there.)
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Out of the approx. 750,000 soldiers that fought for the South, these were the last three surviving Confederate Civil War veterans. Photo taken in 1951 by elisabeth
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elisabeth Out of the approx. 750,000 soldiers that fought for the South, these were the last three surviving Confederate Civil War veterans. Photo taken in 1951
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Out of the approx. 750,000 soldiers that fought for the South, these were the last three surviving Confederate Civil War veterans. Photo taken in 1951 by elisabeth
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elisabeth Out of the approx. 750,000 soldiers that fought for the South, these were the last three surviving Confederate Civil War veterans. Photo taken in 1951
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Glen Douglas was a veteran of three wars. Douglas, who passed in 2011,  was born on the Okanogan Reserve in Canada, a Lakes-Okanogan Indian and part of the Colville Tribe. He joined the U.S. Army when he was just 17, the start of a long & distinguished career that saw him take part in three wars: World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam.   Buffalo Post remembers & salutes Mr. Douglas & all the brave veterans this Memorial Day weekend. by peggy moberly
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peggy moberly Glen Douglas was a veteran of three wars. Douglas, who passed in 2011, was born on the Okanogan Reserve in Canada, a Lakes-Okanogan Indian and part of the Colville Tribe. He joined the U.S. Army when he was just 17, the start of a long & distinguished career that saw him take part in three wars: World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam. Buffalo Post remembers & salutes Mr. Douglas & all the brave veterans this Memorial Day weekend.
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To all the Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, Thank You. by brookeO
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brookeO To all the Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, Thank You.
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A choir group of US 442nd Regimental Combat Team soldiers sings "Abide in Me" at the memorial ceremony for the 72 members of the 2nd Battalion who died in the first month of combat in Italy. by claudia
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claudia A choir group of US 442nd Regimental Combat Team soldiers sings "Abide in Me" at the memorial ceremony for the 72 members of the 2nd Battalion who died in the first month of combat in Italy.
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Send Veteran day quotes to the soldiers and veterans who fought for our nation. Best collection of veterans day quotes. by imarketing
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imarketing Send Veteran day quotes to the soldiers and veterans who fought for our nation. Best collection of veterans day quotes.
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Vietnam Veteran's Memorial, Seymour Victoria, Australia. The names of all Australian Veterans who served in Vietnam are listed on this wonderful memorial! by Lou Privett
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Lou Privett Vietnam Veteran's Memorial, Seymour Victoria, Australia. The names of all Australian Veterans who served in Vietnam are listed on this wonderful memorial!
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Dog tags of service men and women who died in the Vietnam War hang from the ceiling of the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum in Chicago. The 10-by-40-foot sculpture, entitled 'Above and Beyond', was designed by Ned Broderick and Richard Stein. The tens of thousands of metal dog tags are suspended 24 feet in the air, 1 inch apart, from fine lines that allow them to move and chime with shifting air currents. by jimmie
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jimmie Dog tags of service men and women who died in the Vietnam War hang from the ceiling of the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum in Chicago. The 10-by-40-foot sculpture, entitled 'Above and Beyond', was designed by Ned Broderick and Richard Stein. The tens of thousands of metal dog tags are suspended 24 feet in the air, 1 inch apart, from fine lines that allow them to move and chime with shifting air currents.
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Dog tags of the more than 58,000 service men and women who died in the Vietnam War hang from the ceiling of the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum in Chicago. The 10-by-40-foot sculpture, entitled Above and Beyond, was designed by Ned Broderick and Richard Stein. The tens of thousands of metal dog tags are suspended 24 feet in the air, 1 inch apart, from fine lines that allow them to move and chime with shifting air currents. by jimmie
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jimmie Dog tags of the more than 58,000 service men and women who died in the Vietnam War hang from the ceiling of the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum in Chicago. The 10-by-40-foot sculpture, entitled Above and Beyond, was designed by Ned Broderick and Richard Stein. The tens of thousands of metal dog tags are suspended 24 feet in the air, 1 inch apart, from fine lines that allow them to move and chime with shifting air currents.
A Thousand Words
A young boy looks at a wall with engraved names of soldiers who fell during World War II at a service to mark US Memorial Day at the Manila by Selkie~gal
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Selkie~gal A young boy looks at a wall with engraved names of soldiers who fell during World War II at a service to mark US Memorial Day at the Manila
Affection & Touch
Australian soldiers in the Vietnam War by sharlene
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sharlene Australian soldiers in the Vietnam War
Fonts that make me smile
Members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) are pictured at Lockbourne Army Air Field in World War II. From left to right are Frances Green, Margaret Kirchner, Ann Waldner and Blanche Osborn. The WASP were civilian women pilots who flew in non-combat situations for the U.S. Army Air Forces during the war. The program came to an abrupt end in 1944 because of gender politics. by karin deidre naude
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karin deidre naude Members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) are pictured at Lockbourne Army Air Field in World War II. From left to right are Frances Green, Margaret Kirchner, Ann Waldner and Blanche Osborn. The WASP were civilian women pilots who flew in non-combat situations for the U.S. Army Air Forces during the war. The program came to an abrupt end in 1944 because of gender politics.
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Catching the sunrise at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in DC by MyohoDane
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MyohoDane Catching the sunrise at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in DC
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Bob Hope, born Leslie Townes Hope; (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003) was an American comedian and actor who appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, and in radio, television and movies. He was also noted for his work with the US Armed Forces and his numerous USO shows entertaining American military personnel. In 1996, the U.S. Congress honored Bob Hope by declaring him the "first and only honorary veteran of the U.S. armed forces." Bob Hope appeared in or hosted 199 known USO shows. by tami
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tami Bob Hope, born Leslie Townes Hope; (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003) was an American comedian and actor who appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, and in radio, television and movies. He was also noted for his work with the US Armed Forces and his numerous USO shows entertaining American military personnel. In 1996, the U.S. Congress honored Bob Hope by declaring him the "first and only honorary veteran of the U.S. armed forces." Bob Hope appeared in or hosted 199 known USO shows.
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Two infantrymen, half submerged in slimy, stinking mud, crawl forward near three dead soldiers wrapped in ponchos in War Zone D, Vietnam, 1967. They fought in dense jungle between muddy bomb craters. (AP Photo/Henri Huet) ~ Vietnam War by juanita
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juanita Two infantrymen, half submerged in slimy, stinking mud, crawl forward near three dead soldiers wrapped in ponchos in War Zone D, Vietnam, 1967. They fought in dense jungle between muddy bomb craters. (AP Photo/Henri Huet) ~ Vietnam War
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Ed W. "Too Tall" Freeman, United States Army helicopter pilot received the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in the Battle of Ia Drang during the Vietnam War. During the battle, he flew through gunfire numerous times, bringing supplies to a trapped American battalion and flying dozens of wounded soldiers to safety. by lavonne
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lavonne Ed W. "Too Tall" Freeman, United States Army helicopter pilot received the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in the Battle of Ia Drang during the Vietnam War. During the battle, he flew through gunfire numerous times, bringing supplies to a trapped American battalion and flying dozens of wounded soldiers to safety.
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U.S. Special Forces soldier ~ Vietnam War by maxine
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maxine U.S. Special Forces soldier ~ Vietnam War
Rings of Interest
c. 1898 Marion, Indiana — Veterans eat their meals in the dining hall of the National Soldiers' Home, a facility for the care of disabled American veterans, many from the Civil War. How the last American Civil War veterans lived, loved and died. by elisabeth
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elisabeth c. 1898 Marion, Indiana — Veterans eat their meals in the dining hall of the National Soldiers' Home, a facility for the care of disabled American veterans, many from the Civil War. How the last American Civil War veterans lived, loved and died.
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Located in Frankfort, Kentucky, overlooking the state capital, Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial contains the name of 1,103 Kentuckians killed in the Vietnam War. The memorial is in the form of a sundial with the names placed so that the tip of the gnomon's shadow touches each man's name on the date of his death, thus giving each fallen warrior his own personal memorial day. by janna
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janna Located in Frankfort, Kentucky, overlooking the state capital, Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial contains the name of 1,103 Kentuckians killed in the Vietnam War. The memorial is in the form of a sundial with the names placed so that the tip of the gnomon's shadow touches each man's name on the date of his death, thus giving each fallen warrior his own personal memorial day.
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The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh in their seats during the service in tribute of those who fought during the war in Afghanistan by john
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john The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh in their seats during the service in tribute of those who fought during the war in Afghanistan
Home and Architecture
The Meal, Ready-to-Eat – commonly known as the MRE – is a self-contained, individual field ration in lightweight packaging bought by the U.S. military for its service members for use in combat or other field conditions where organized food facilities are not available. The MRE replaced the canned MCI or Meal, Combat, Individual rations in 1981[1] and is the intended successor to the lighter LRP ration developed by the United States Army for Special Forces and Ranger patrol units in Vietnam. by annak
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annak The Meal, Ready-to-Eat – commonly known as the MRE – is a self-contained, individual field ration in lightweight packaging bought by the U.S. military for its service members for use in combat or other field conditions where organized food facilities are not available. The MRE replaced the canned MCI or Meal, Combat, Individual rations in 1981[1] and is the intended successor to the lighter LRP ration developed by the United States Army for Special Forces and Ranger patrol units in Vietnam.
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Gas, mud and horror: How German and Allied forces fought during the First World War by marcy
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marcy Gas, mud and horror: How German and Allied forces fought during the First World War
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Susan Katz Keating: Guest Post From Vietnam Veterans Memorial Founder Jan Scruggs: "Please Join Gen. Barry McCaffrey and Me and Help Us Remember the Legacy of Service" in Vietnam by elisabeth
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elisabeth Susan Katz Keating: Guest Post From Vietnam Veterans Memorial Founder Jan Scruggs: "Please Join Gen. Barry McCaffrey and Me and Help Us Remember the Legacy of Service" in Vietnam
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War Dogs, The Forgotten Heroes.  Approximately 4,000 War Dogs served our Armed Forces during The Vietnam War. by brookeO
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brookeO War Dogs, The Forgotten Heroes. Approximately 4,000 War Dogs served our Armed Forces during The Vietnam War.
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Soldiers Surprising Their Loved Ones by WelcomeHomeBlog: Videos of members of our armed forces returnign home to their families & friends. by wendy
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wendy Soldiers Surprising Their Loved Ones by WelcomeHomeBlog: Videos of members of our armed forces returnign home to their families & friends.
words to live by.
During World War I, over 400 women enrolled in the U.S. Army Signal Corps to operate telephone switchboards in France. These girls came to be known as “Hello Girls” and could speak both English and French. Despite the sometimes hazardous conditions of their service, they were denied veterans status after the war ended. It would take 60 years until a bill was finally signed by President Carter granting them veterans status. (Image: National by lesley
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lesley During World War I, over 400 women enrolled in the U.S. Army Signal Corps to operate telephone switchboards in France. These girls came to be known as “Hello Girls” and could speak both English and French. Despite the sometimes hazardous conditions of their service, they were denied veterans status after the war ended. It would take 60 years until a bill was finally signed by President Carter granting them veterans status. (Image: National
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Zippo lighters from soldiers of the Vietnam War by maxine
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maxine Zippo lighters from soldiers of the Vietnam War
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Memorial for the Irish Brigade who fought in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania by effie
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effie Memorial for the Irish Brigade who fought in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Lovely and Interesting
Vietnam Veterans Memorial, D.C. by doxiemom,glo
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doxiemom,glo Vietnam Veterans Memorial, D.C.
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"It happened on Christmas day." Presidential Pardon In 1868, President Andrew Johnson granted an unconditional amnesty to all those who fought on the side of the south, like these Confederate soldiers, in the US Civil War. by elisabeth
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elisabeth "It happened on Christmas day." Presidential Pardon In 1868, President Andrew Johnson granted an unconditional amnesty to all those who fought on the side of the south, like these Confederate soldiers, in the US Civil War.
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