VVMF Annual Report 2020

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2020 | ANNUAL REPORT


THE PAST YEAR WAS CHALLENGING due to the

COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it had on VVMF’s in-person programs and events, but we found innovative ways to connect with our supporters and continue our mission. We began 2020 excited to debut our new mobile Education Center exhibit with The Wall That Heals. New exhibit items were chosen to better show the in-country experience as well as the experience of family back home, the impact of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the continuing toll of the Vietnam War today. By mid-March, the pandemic hit and we had to get innovative on ways to continue our mission. National Vietnam War Veterans Day was just around the corner and we made the call to have a virtual ceremony. We wanted to include our supporters so we asked for video submissions saying “welcome home” and we were inundated with videos. Our first virtual ceremony had more than 50,000 views by year’s end. We followed with virtual ceremonies for Memorial Day and Veterans Day. We were happy to partner with Sons and Daughters in Touch for Father’s Day and with the National League of POW/MIA Families for National POW/MIA Recognition Day to produce virtual ceremonies on their behalf. Our staff was excited to get back to The Wall for the first time on Father’s Day when we laid 3,300 roses on behalf of our supporters. We held our first-ever Agent Orange Awareness Day on August

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10 - the day thought to be the anniversary of the first time Agent Orange was sprayed in Vietnam. It was a tremendous success as staff laid more than 1,700 orange candles on the Memorial site to bring light to the continuing toll of the use of Agent Orange in the Vietnam War. We were pleased to see communities around the country following our lead with local events. As schools went virtual – it provided a unique opportunity for online lessons on the history of The Wall and items left behind. Our education director answered that call and provided virtual lessons to middle and high schools across the country and even presented to our first elementary school. Since people couldn’t visit The Wall, we brought the experience of The Wall to them through the latest technology. We produced a new Wall Talk tour of the Memorial that looks at the history, design, symbolism and power of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and gives those who can’t travel to Washington, D.C. an in-depth tour at the touch of a button. We continue to add more educational content to our website including our topic pages on the Battle of la Drang, Dogs of the Vietnam War, and more. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of dozens of active volunteers, the Wall of Faces now needs just over 100 photos to be complete! On the grounds of the Memorial site in D.C., we continued with our long-term care and preservation efforts including our regular maintenance on both the In Memory plaque and the Three Servicemen Statue from our Object Conservator throughout

the year. On The Wall, we added three names and updated the status symbols for three service members who were repatriated last year. We look forward to getting back to our traditional in-person ceremonies in 2021 including being able to host the 591 families of our 2020 In Memory honorees who have patiently waited to honor their loved ones in-person. In all, VVMF delivered 11 different virtual productions in 2020, all done with our existing in-house staff. I couldn’t be prouder of our staff and supporters for going above and beyond to continue with our mission under dire circumstances. They are simply remarkable! VVMF remains committed to the original promise we made when The Wall was built in 1982 – the promise to never forget. In these pages, you’ll learn more about some of the incredible work that VVMF was able to do over the past year with your support. We look forward to what we can do together in the future to ensure that our nation’s Vietnam veterans will always be remembered for generations to come. All of these activities were possible ONLY because of your generous support.

JIM KNOT TS

PRESIDENT and CEO of VVMF


V V M F BOA R D of DI R EC TOR S and OFF IC E R S JOHN C. DIBBLE Attorney at Law VVMF Chairman of the Board Vietnam Veteran J O H N O . WO O D S J R . Chairman Emeritus, Woods Peacock Engineering Consultants VVMF Board Treasurer Vietnam Veteran BRIG. GEN. (DR.) S H A RO N B A N N I S T E R , U S A F Command Surgeon, Headquarters Air Combat Command Gold Star daughter Volunteer at The Wall ALAN BUCKELEW Vietnam Veteran F R A N C I S ( F R A N C E ) H OA N G West Point graduate and U.S. Army veteran Entrepreneur Operation Enduring Freedom Veteran M A RT Y M A R K S Gold Star daughter, Army spouse Military family advocate

ALLEN MCCABE Vice President, Hughes Network Systems Volunteer at The Wall K I M M I TC H E L L Naval Academy graduate and U.S. Navy veteran Senior Vice President for Military, Veteran and Government Affairs National University Operation Enduring Freedom Veteran MAJOR GENERAL M I C H A E L J. N A R D OT T I, J R., U S A ( R E T.) Vietnam Veteran LT. C O L . J A N I S N A R K U S A R ( R E T. ) President, JJ Snow, Ltd. Vietnam Veteran H A R RY G . RO B I N S O N , I I I , FA I A , A I C P President, TRG International Professor & Dean Emeritus, Howard University Vietnam Veteran J I M K N OT T S VVMF President and CEO Air Force Academy graduate and U.S. Air Force veteran Gulf War Veteran ^

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OUR MISSION THE MISSION OF THE VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL FUND IS TO H O N O R A N D P R E S E RV E T H E L E G A C Y O F S E RV I C E A N D E D U C AT E A L L G E N E R AT I O N S A B O U T T H E I M P A C T O F T H E V I E T N A M WA R .


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VVMF’S WORK HONORS ALL those who served in Vietnam and preserves the legacies of

those who died in the Vietnam War and those who died after the war ended. We work hard every day to keep the promise that The Wall was built on - the promise to never forget those who served and sacrificed in the Vietnam War. In 2020 – we were not able to host many of our traditional in-person events but we found innovative ways to continue to honor our nation’s Vietnam veterans.

• On Veterans Day 2019, we commemorated the 35th anniversary of the Three Servicemen Statue and the 15th anniversary of the In Memory plaque. Memorial Day 2020 was a virtual ceremony and we asked our supporters to let us know who they will “always remember” and they responded in droves with video, audio and text submissions. • Our first all virtual ceremony for 2020 was to commemorate National Vietnam War Veterans Day. User-submitted videos poured in to say “welcome home” to our Vietnam veterans. • While we were unable to host our In Memory ceremony in June, we look forward to honoring our 591 honorees for 2020 in-person in 2021. We took the opportunity to go virtual and present our first-ever online Reading of the Names of all In Memory honorees. • A small group of VVMF staff were happy to be back at the Memorial site on Father’s Day to lay 3,300 roses to honor the fathers who served in Vietnam and those who never had the chance to become fathers. • On August 10th, we held our first-ever Agent Orange Awareness Day – the anniversary of the first day that Agent Orange was thought to be sprayed in Vietnam. A small group of VVMF staff laid more than 1,700 candles at the Memorial site, bringing awareness of the continuing toll of the Vietnam War and encouraging others to do the same in their community. • We were happy to facilitate virtual ceremonies with our partners in 2020 as well. On Father’s Day, we hosted a virtual ceremony for SDIT – Sons and Daughters in Touch. And on National POW/MIA Recognition Day, we hosted a virtual ceremony for the National League of POW/MIA Families to honor our missing service members and their families. All of these ceremonies and events are made possible through the support of our generous donors.


IT IS VVMF’S PRIVILEGE TO MANAGE the long-term care and

preservation of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial site and preserve the legacies of the more than 58,000 service members inscribed on The Wall. The pandemic brought fewer visitors to The Wall in 2020 but VVMF strived to provide each visitor with the best experience possible. Each spring, VVMF receives updates from the Department of Defense on service members who should be added to The Wall as well as those service members who have been repatriated the year prior. VVMF works with the engravers and manages the process to add names and change symbols on The Wall. In 2020, three names were added to The Wall and three status symbols were changed on The Wall to reflect the three service members repatriated in 2019. VVMF ensures that the Three Servicemen Statue and In Memory plaque look their best by having an Object Conservator attend to them throughout the year. The care of the lawn around the Memorial and the printing of new directories are also part of VVMF’s care and preservation efforts for the site. VVMF’s Wall of Faces includes more than 58,000 photos of service members found by volunteers across the country. Including the faces and the remembrances for each service member preserves their legacy online for more than a million online visitors to VVMF.org each year. Through the support of our generous donors, VVMF can facilitate and fund these care and preservation efforts at the Memorial.

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THE WALL THAT HEALS EXHIBIT ALLOWS VVMF to

reach into communities across America to honor all those who served in Vietnam and educate younger generations about the impact of the Vietnam War. It gives Vietnam veterans and their families who may not have a chance to travel to Washington, D.C. an opportunity to visit The Wall. Along with our three-quarter scale Wall replica and In Memory plaque replica, an all-new mobile Education Center display was unveiled in 2020. New exhibits include: items representative of the experience for a service member in Vietnam as well as items representative of those at home; the impact of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial; and the continuing toll of the Vietnam War on veterans and their families. Guided group tours are provided by VVMF staff to student groups as well as general visitor groups while on site in a community. Due to the pandemic, the 2020 The Wall That Heals tour was cut short and the exhibit was only able to visit five communities. We continued our partnership with the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) to provide trucking companies and drivers to “Haul The Wall” from community to community. A special thanks to USAA as the presenting sponsor for the 2020 tour. The Wall That Heals runs on support from our generous corporate sponsors and individual donors.

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KEEPING THE PROMISE TO “NEVER FORGET” puts education

efforts at the forefront of VVMF’s mission. We must educate current generations on the lasting impact of the Vietnam War to ensure that those who served and sacrificed in Vietnam are never forgotten. In the last year, focusing on technology and virtual teaching opportunities, VVMF:

• Launched a new VVMF.org website with an expanded education section including a timeline of the Vietnam era and topic pages on subjects such as POW/MIA, Women on The Wall, and Chaplains on The Wall. • Completed digital education programs for more than 800 students, including 175 adult learners. These programs run all over the country including high schools in New Jersey, middle schools in New York, and senior centers in Ohio. • Presented six professional development sessions on the Vietnam era to educators with Prince William County (VA), National History Day, First Division Museum, and the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation. • Added a part-time Tour Guide position at The Wall in Washington, D.C. to give an overview and history of the Memorial to visitors. • Partnered with schools and teachers in Prince William County, Virginia to teach more than 1,800 students about service members on The Wall and the history of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial through our Traveling Trunk program. • Updated our mobile tour app to give those who can’t make it to Washington a chance to virtually visit and learn about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and those inscribed on it. • Grew VVMF’s international teacher network to more than 700 teachers. VVMF can continue and expand these educational efforts because of generous supporters across the country.

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S TAT E M E N T of A C T I V I T I E S For the Year Ended September 30, 2020 With Donor Restrictions

Without Donor Restrictions

Revenue and Support

2020 Total

2019 Total

Contributions

$ 6,021,264

Grants

212,162

212,162

Donated goods and services

3,706,901

3,706,901

4,099,685

$200

$6,021,464

$ 6,087,225

Site fees

120,000

120,000

307,500

Royalty income

151,972

151,972

284,783

(423,481)

291,479

Investment income, net

(190,138)

Loss on foreign currency translation

(73,797)

(73,797)

Other income

20,197

20,197

4,631,343

9,735,418

15,702,015

6,564,348

6,564,348

11,883,969

Ceremonies and events

168,025

168,025

220,243

In Memory

177,470

177,470

191,884

The Wall That Heals

584,123

584,123

738,050

Outreach

116,161

116,161

100,831

(233,343)

Released from restrictions

128,044

(128,044)

Total revenue and support

10,096,605

(361,187)

Expenses Program Services: Memorial legacy Online Visitor Center and Museum

317,161

Education programs

294,019

294,019

111,652

Memorial maintenance

128,043

128,043

103,721

Total program services

8,032,189

8,032,189

13,667,511

1,670,157

1,670,157

1,455,919

Supporting Services: Fundraising

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General and administrative

385,845

385,845

361,971

Total supporting services

2,056,002

2,056,002

1,817,890

Total expenses

10,088,191

10,088,191

15,485,401

Change in Net Assets

8,414

(361,187)

(352,773)

216,614

Net Assets, beginning of year, as restated

8,497,054

2,679,840

11,176,894

10,960,280

Net Assets, end of year

$ 8,505,468

$ 2,318,653

$ 10,824,121

$ 11,176,894

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STATEMENT of FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES For the Year Ended September 30, 2020 P ROGR A M SE RVICES Memorial Legacy Direct mail and digital media

$ 1,725,669

Salaries and benefits

293,198

Public relations donated services

3,595,289

Ceremonies and Events

85,829

In Memory

124,284

The Wall That Heals

307,559

Outreach

87,481

SU PPORTING SERVICES

Education Programs

232,098

Memorial Maintenance

25,702

1,250

Total Program Services

Fundraising

$1,725,669

$ 1,000,761

1,156,151

319,742

General and Administrative

152,810

Total Supporting Services

2020 Total Expenses

2019 Total Expenses

$ 1,000,761

$2,726,430

$ 2,910,095

472,552

1,628,703

1,548,055

3,596,539

3,963,720

3,596,539

In-kind support: Australian Vietnam Veterans Museum

4,537,271

Consulting Facility and equipment rental

37,4I8

32,000

21,028

12,600

16,070

12,731

48,419

17,415

39,722

105,350

71,535

29,026

100,561

205,91I

135,475

24,786

1,671

158,510

23,966

13,701

37,667

196,177

211,554

Professional fees

12,877

1,850

1,309

4,455

1,563

5,630

148

27,832

5,266

106,039

111,305

139,137

223,146

Travel and lodging

3,919

1,682

126

44,938

139

350

20

51,174

6,339

419

6,758

57,932

174,455

Depreciation and amortization

622,294

2,936

4,487

111,070

6,117

8,730

578

756,212

8,432

4,820

13,252

769,464

759,942

Special events

290

5,539

99

375

135

192

13

6,643

186

106

292

6,935

14,703

Other

40

6

15

53

19

29

1

163

219

289

508

671

2,253

5,250

31,500

TWTH - Transportation of the Wall

5,250

5,250

Caging Website

104,218

1

1

5,977

1

16,472

Printing and postage

10,834

5,470

8,761

15,335

414

1,219

Bank charges

120

Insurance

660

136

243

Dues and subscriptions Photos and video

31,105

3,063

855

311

466

8

75

13

38

29

1,500

172,502

172,502

172,502

189,819

126,670

1,149

1,149

127,819

208,201

42,071

24,788

310

25,098

67,169

74,011

120

27,335

16,374

43,709

43,829

40,537

2,700

330

33,276

33,606

36,306

63,454

96

618

618

714

17,438

35,668

19,301

35,668

Contributions and sponsorships Supplies

1,284 120,495

12,395

2,925

8,988

479

1,013

2,466

Telephone

4,224

949

Meals and entertainment

1,313

99

1,431

5,467

1,965

2,789

246

30

8,621

47

232

81

148,761

2,388

733

17,071

2,734

1,549

4,283

21,354

22,497

10,423

1,137

375

1,512

11,935

59,538

11,732

11,732

11,732

15,119

58,921

72,636

Service provider fees Repairs and maintenance

190

Taxes, licenses, and filings

195

Total Expenses

$6,564,348

1,403

$168,025

$177,470

$584,123

$116,161

$294,019

3,121

151,882

172,133

57,328

58,921 195

730

14,286

15,016

15,211

17,264

$128,043

$8,032,189

$1,670,157

$385,845

$2,056,002

$10,088,191

$15,485,401


IN RECOGNITION OF the caring individuals and organizations whose

outstanding commitment and support demonstrates a spirit of loyalty and duty to honoring the service and sacrifice of all who served in Vietnam.

PRESIDENT ’S CIRCLE Alan B. Buckelew USAA L E G A C Y O F S E RV I C E B E N E FA C T O R S American Legion Post 163# American Legion Post 215# American Legion Post 283# American Legion Post 701# Anonymous Charlotte Chamberlain Curtis W. Clarkson

Disabled American Veterans Charitable Trust# GEICO Jill Hamilton Donna C. Harris Huong Le Lilly Foundation Michael Munroe

Bill Nelson Leo Pierce Jr. VFW Post 1305# Donald W. and Nancy S. Wetmore Lt. Col. W. B. Willard Jr. USA Ret. John and Charlotte G. Yates

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PAT R I OT S L E A G U E Chap Alvord

William Bowers

Dorothy L. Crooks

Mr. Kevin Doty

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 201#

Barbara Bowman

Dieter Cross

Ronnie and Linda Branch

Ms. Karla Cushing

James and Janice Downey

Steven Anderson Joe and Bonnie Andrews Mr. and Mrs. Ron Arsenault*

Gary L. Bruce

SSgt. Joseph D’Augustine

Daniel R. Bruckner

DAV Chapter 133#

Mr. Gustav Calhoun

Dr. and Mrs. Charles Donlan

Robert Avriett

Mr. Bill Carmell

Horace Baker

Pam Casiday

New York State Veterans Home

Charles Caussain

Brig. Gen. Sharon R. Bannister

Barry W. Clark SSGT USAF 65-69

Ms. Marlene Barnett

Woodworth Clum

Mr. Robert T. Beach

Willie M. Collins*

Jack and Virginia Bell

Nels Cornelius*

David L. Benner

R. Corona

Judy C. Bezek

Joseph Coulter

Gerald E. Dubois* Rex Duhn CAPT Richard A. Dunn NC USN Ret.

Mr. Richard Chylinski

* Honor Guard – In recognition of the caring individuals whose cumulative financial impact help sustain the mission of VVMF through their recurring monthly gifts. Champions of Service – VVMF proudly recognizes and honors these veteran service organizations whose outstanding commitment and support demonstrates a spirit of loyalty and duty to honoring the service and sacrifice of all who have served.

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PAT R I OT S L E A G U E Maj. Gen. Maurice Edmonds USA Ret. Charles Elder Leroy Elfmann GGE Foundation, Inc. Mr. Ronald D. Fairbank Sidney R. Finks* Walter E. Fleischer* Mr. Bob Foley Mr. Terrence Forish R. J. Garrison Jr. Blaine Gaustad

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Don Grobowsky

Michael W. Keefe

Douglas L. Guirl

Mike Keliher

Mr. Joseph Hardy

Elizabeth Kelly*

Dean Harrison

Nicholas E. Keltgen

Mr. and Mrs. Jay P. Hartig

Leslie Kendal Smith

H. Marc Helm Ed T. Henneberque

Sam Kennard* Roland Kinsman*

Col. Edward G. Klaus Ret. Peter B. B. Klein Christopher Knotts Kathryn Krause Jack Kreisher Mr. Michael A. Kriss Michael Krowka

Mr. France Hoang Clement Horstman* Arthur D. Huebner John Iappini

Arthur E. Geuss

George and Patricia Ingram

Lynda Godkin

Robert and Ina Inouye

Arlene Graci

Jerald H. Jacobs

John Dewitt Gregory

James Johnson

David R. Griffith

Nancy Kaplan

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Jerome M. Kruszka Mr. and Mrs. William P. Kupper Jr.

Mark L. and Barbara Morganfield Mr. Robert Mulcahy

Robert J. Lane

Kenneth G. Murawski

Klaus D. W. Langehans

Joseph Murphy

Mr. John Langley

Joseph M. Murphy

Lyn Lardner

Norman and Thuy Murray

Loyd T. Lavender Kurtice Luther Donald H. Mannion Rick Martin Jr.

Lawrence Pelis Jeneva Perrone Thomas Petrarca Scott Pierce William Presson* William Prout Mrs. Lucrezia Risko

San Francisco Elks Lodge #3 Richard Schmidt George H. Seaworth Peter Sentz O. Griffith Sexton Nancy Sinatra

Michael Mushinskie Jack and Sharon Myers Ronald Myles

Fred Masenheimer

Maj. Gen. Michael Nardotti Jr., USA Ret.

Robert McConnell

Michael O’Keefe

Bill McKelvey*

Julie Oliveira Payton

David McMunn Henry Meadows

OMenn-Darling Fund at Seattle Foundation

Anonymous

Robert E. Palmer Michelle Parrish

* Honor Guard – In recognition of the caring individuals whose cumulative financial impact help sustain the mission of VVMF through their recurring monthly gifts. Champions of Service – VVMF proudly recognizes and honors these veteran service organizations whose outstanding commitment and support demonstrates a spirit of loyalty and duty to honoring the service and sacrifice of all who have served.

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John Slater

Ronald Spray*

J. Scott Stumpff

Michael Slyck

Dean Springer*

James G. Sullivan*

Tommy Smith

Flo Stein

Lee Taylor

Mrs. Margaret Smith

Garry and Pamela Stevens

Dorothy C. Thielges

Gerald and Linda Smith

James Steverson

Cynthia and David Thompson

Mrs. Charles (Helen) Wickesberg Charles Wilson* Walter M. Wood Jr. Jim Wright Charles Wright

Keturah Thunder-Haab

Mr. Michael Yalongo

Nolan Tucker

Phillip York

VFW Post 177#

Jacqueline Zwirner

VFW Post 1418# Vikki Vrooman Jack W. Walker* Reino I. Wantin Timothy J. Weber Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Foundation William T. White III Michael Whitfield

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HEROES CIRCLE Mr. Donald Aaker

SMSgt. Diana Andrews

Bernard Abens

Mr. Thomas Aquilina

Mr. Robert L. Adcock

Carolyn Arpin

Local 1122 AFL-CIO CWA

Phyllis Aubain SFC Ret.

Mr. Evan Ageloff AIB Management Corp.

Gerald F. Austin Brooke Aziere Kalah Babbs

Col. Oscar Bayer USAF Ret.

Michael Bleyzer

Tom Bayless

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bobetsky

Sandra Beal*

Karlyn Boppell

Mr. William Beardslee

Michael I. Bourland

Col. Dennis Behrens

Harriet Boyden

Mr. Louis Bellavio

Mr.and Mrs. Joseph J. Boyle

William D. Baiocchi*

LTC Michael D. Berendt USA Ret.

Darryl Allen

GYSGT Paul Ballantyne USMC Ret.

Evelyn D. Berg

Richard Braden*

George and Barbara Allison

Mr. and Mrs. Barry Barbash

Mr. Richard Berger

Russell Bradway*

Major Kenneth M. Bergo

Mr. Steve Brandyberry

John Almquist

Darrell Barger

Greg Beyerlein*

Mr. Charlie Amaral

Mr. Earl P. Basher

Mr. Mark Bigglestone

CAPT Michael Brannon USN Ret.

Richard D. Ames

Mr. James Baskin

Mr. Rodger Billotte

AMVETS Post 21#

Lawrence Bassett

Elsie Blackshear

Mary L. Anderson

Patricia Bathrick

John and Janet Blaich*

Mr. Stephen Anderson

Mr. Thomas Bayard IV

Pete and Candi Blanton

Patricia R. Ainsworth Mr. Frank Aleckna

Agnes Boywitt

Brian Brannon James R. Brehm Mr. Dave Brochi Douglas Brown Mr. Don Bryan

* Honor Guard – In recognition of the caring individuals whose cumulative financial impact help sustain the mission of VVMF through their recurring monthly gifts. Champions of Service – VVMF proudly recognizes and honors these veteran service organizations whose outstanding commitment and support demonstrates a spirit of loyalty and duty to honoring the service and sacrifice of all who have served.

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Ms. Denise Burnett

Linda Casiana

Eartha Collins

Sharon Davis

William Bussey*

Luke Cates

Don Davis

Frances H. Butler

Donna Cavaliere

William and Jane Corbellini

Mr. Hary F. Byrd III

Howard L. Cawthon

Wayne Caouette

Stephen Christenson

Jack Carey

Gary R. Clark

Joseph Carroll

Harriet Ann Clayton*

Mr. Charles Crooks USN Ret.

Steve Carter

Michael Cohan

Sandy J. Cropper

SFC Robert Dell

Steven Crowe

Jennifer Dexter-Schmidt Family

Peggy Corson Brent Craven Marjorie H. Cristea*

Richard Cummings Clay Cummins* Brian J. Cunningham Frank Damiano Jr. Col. Richard A. Daniels Mr. and Mrs. Norvell Daniels Ross Danielson* Mr. Thomas Davie

Tamara Daymude Dante De Mio William Dearn Ed Decker Mr. Thoms Decubellis

Jeffrey Diamond Philip C. Digiovanni Charles E. Dillin Mr. Richard A. Disarro Valor Dodd Lindsey Dodson CMSgt. James Doherty, USAF Ret. Mr. Bruce A. Donaldson

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Tommy Dorsey* Ruth E. Drake Thomas Drury Mr. William F. Duncan Barbara Dunlop* William Joseph Dunn Troy Duplessis Jr. Mr. Daniel G. Durack Lt Gen. Charles W. “Bill” Dyke, USA Ret and Dr. Ann Bisconti Dyke Audrey Ecker

LTC Randy Everson USA Ret.*

Mr. Thomas A. Frankenfield

Nicholas W. Fanatico

Michael Fredrick

Mr. Gary Faure

Harold Frees

Martin P. Feeney

Lt Col and Mrs. Daniel P. French USAF Ret.

John Felch Dennis Fenstermaker Mary Jane Ferluga Nick Ficorelli John P. Finn Rodney T. Fitzgerald

Mr. Mark Ehlers*

Col. Darrell N. Flannery Ret.

Mr. Robert Eisenbach

Stephen Fleming

Timothy Eisenmann

Stella and Jeffrey Fletcher

Arch H. Ely Jr.

Mr. Dennis Flickinger

Frank Estrada

Mrs. Linda Florian

Paul Evans

E. A. Foster

Mr. Mike G. Garza GE Foundation Carolyn George Ms. Catherine Gherardini Gregory L. Gibbons

Mr. Kurt M. Freund

Alwal Gill

Raymond Fudge

George Gillen

Thomas Fulton

Mary Gilmore

Mr. Thomas J. Fusco

Peace of Stage, LLC

Richard A. Fuss

Dr. James F. Goodchild

Terry M. Galvin

Charles Gore

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Galway

Mr. Patrick Goss

John Gample*

Mr. James R. Graf

Anthony Garafalo

LTC Robert E. Graham USA Ret.

Mary Anne Gardner

Ms. Carolyn Graham

Holland Garnett Jr.

Col. Owen Greenblatt USAF Ret.

Alton L. Garrett Jr.

* Honor Guard – In recognition of the caring individuals whose cumulative financial impact help sustain the mission of VVMF through their recurring monthly gifts. Champions of Service – VVMF proudly recognizes and honors these veteran service organizations whose outstanding commitment and support demonstrates a spirit of loyalty and duty to honoring the service and sacrifice of all who have served.

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Gremar Properties, LLC

Mrs. Kathryn Haddock

Kathleen A. Hanson

Sheldon Hooper

Dr. James A. Grimes, MD

Mr. Michael Hajjar

Angelica Harcharik

John L. Hoos

Karen Hallas

Daniel G. Hartsfield

George Horner

Major James A. Hankins USA Ret.*

Mr. Tom Hata

LCdr. Ronnie Richard Horton USN

SFC Bill Guthrie USA Ret. Debby Guy Mr. James Guyette William E. Hackett

Dr. Frank Hannah Gordon Hanson

Mr. Clifford W. Haury Gary P. Hauser Mr. Robert T. Hayes* Major Robert Heaton USAF Ret. John D. Herren Michael Herrera Jeretta Hey Kenneth Hill Col. Charles D. Hill II

Lee Ann Howlett Hilbert Hubble Robert C. and Barbara B. Hudson Mr. Edward W. Hughes Mary Hunt Ltc. Robert Hunter IBEW 1249 Mr. Eugene Ignatowski

Katherine Hlavac*

CW3 William H. Isham Jr.

Jim W. and Ange N. Holland

Mr. John C. James

Cynthia Holland Sandra Holoka

Mr. William M. Jarosz* Robert B. Jenkins

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Mr. David Jewell

Mr. Michael J. Kelliher

Gerald Kunde

Johnson and Johnson Matching Gifts Program

Stephen Kelly*

Laurie Lacey

Edna Kelly

Francis J. Laignel Jr.*

Thomas J. Kenney

Joseph Langone

Sean Kerr

Richard Lanter

Patricia Johnson

Joseph and Leslie Kilroy

Ms. Bonnie Latimer

Philip D. Johnson

Judith Kinsell

Han Lau

John and Linda Jolley

Daniel Kirchner

Mr. Lyle E. Jones

SMSGT Herman J. Knuppel USAF Ret.

Michael Johnson* Ms. Gayle Virginia Johnson

Charlotte Joseph Mr. Aaron I. Kait Mr. Bernard Kalb Mr. James D. Kalkowski LtCol. Raymond W. Kalm, Jr. USMC Ret. John B. Keating Mr. Michael Kelher Mr. David G. Keller

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lebor John K. Ledbetter James Lentz Albert Lesko Mrs. Marilyn Leskovsky J. David Lesser

John G. Kolb Jr. Mr. Donald Kopf Mr. Edward A. Kozicki W. P. Kozuch O’Brien USMC Ret. Chris Krebs Richard S. Krous Col. Edward Kufeldt USMC Ret.

* Honor Guard – In recognition of the caring individuals whose cumulative financial impact help sustain the mission of VVMF through their recurring monthly gifts. Champions of Service – VVMF proudly recognizes and honors these veteran service organizations whose outstanding commitment and support demonstrates a spirit of loyalty and duty to honoring the service and sacrifice of all who have served.

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(continued)

Ira L. Levett

Mr. Timothy Lindsey

Mr. Robert W. Lowe II

Gary H. Martinez

Dr. Stan Lewis

Vito Liza

Mr. David Lusardi

Richard C. Marx

Gerald Liang

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Lockwood Sr.

Mr. Charles L. Lynch

Mastapeter Funeral Homes

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lidstad

Andrew Loduha

Darlene Lindouer

Dee Louviere*

LTC Fred S. Lindsey USA Ret.

Heather Lowder*

Kenneth MacArthur Donald MacDonald Mr. Tony MacKey

Melvin Matsui Denise Matthews*

Bill Magrogan*

Mr. Rolland A. Maxson Jr.

Mr. Bruce Makinson

Patrick Mc Allen

Michael Maloney

Gregory J. McDonald*

Ms. Barbara A. Mangels

Patrick and Kathleen McGinnis

Robert Manning Ronald Manse Doug and Viv Marek Mr. James Marks Ret. Sgt. Jerry L. Marston USMC Ret. Gerald R. Martin Juan Martinez*

Stephen M. McMahon James McMonegal* Ms. Christine McNally Robert McNamara Gene C. McQuown MGySgt Larry P. Meagher USMC Ret.

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Robert Mecredy Barbara Mendoza* Merck Foundation Mr. Thomas J. Meyer Lonnie Miller Louis Miller* Jack Milne Peggy and Henry Miyares Mr. David R. Mizner Deborah Moloney Mr. Gerard Monico Carl L. Monismith Mr. and Mrs. Frank Montalbano

Lt. Col. William M. Moran Jr. Alfred G. Morris Ben Morris Geoff Morrison

John J. O’Brien

Jo Pedro

Mr. Robert Odle

Thomas Pelinka

Robert E. OFenloch

Mr. Norman Peller

Dr. Carl A. Olsson

James and Margaret Penning

Dean A. Morrison

Col. John F. Orndorff USA Ret.

Michael H. Mosler Sr.

Doris Osborn

Mr. Larry Perkins

Steven Muhlhauser

Mr. Richard Osborn

Ken Persak*

R. Scott Mullen

Russell Ota

Thelma S. Peters

Mr. Philip Mulligan

Carl A. Otto, III

Mr. Glen R. Pettit

Joseph F. Mulligan

Billie Jo Overturf

Joanne Philhower*

Philip Myers

Christine Herman Owen*

Thomas Pierce

Mr. William K. Nelson Michael Nemeth

Mr. Paul Montero

Abraham Nguyen

Judy Moore

Mr. Stephen Nichols

Joseph Morales

John Nieuwenhuis James Nunes

Richard E. Palmatier

Andrew Pentaleri

Jim Pierce

William Park

Anthony Pogodzinski, MD

Mr. Thomas Passaic

William T. Pollard Jr.

Lt. Gen. Burton Patrick

Susan Pollard

Joseph Pawlus

Gary Poole

* Honor Guard – In recognition of the caring individuals whose cumulative financial impact help sustain the mission of VVMF through their recurring monthly gifts. Champions of Service – VVMF proudly recognizes and honors these veteran service organizations whose outstanding commitment and support demonstrates a spirit of loyalty and duty to honoring the service and sacrifice of all who have served.

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HEROES CIRCLE

(continued) Capt. Paul L. Robison, Jr. USAF*

James Porcella

Marshall Prange III

Paul Radloff

Ms. Rebecca A. Pott

James Pratt

Dennis Ragan

Mr. Gregory F. Poulos

Rita Press

Lt. Charles Raggo Sr.

Gary L. Powell

Kim W. Primmer

Mrs. Jill Rangarajan

CAPT J. E. Robson USN Ret.

Jodie Powell*

David A. Pryzbylski

Jeffrey Ratto

Mr. William Rooks

Kirk Reese

Bruce Ross

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Regan

Mr. John A. Roxbury Jr.

Glenda Reynalds Floretta J. Reynolds Mr. and Mrs. R. J. J. Ricciardi Ms. Cherie Rice Judy L. Richie

Danny Robles Ret.

David Rufrano* Phillip Russ Paul Russell Jr. Mr. Richard Ryan Col. George J. Sakaldasis USAF Ret.

Mr. Steven Rider

Thomas Sampson and Nancy Wonch

Thomas J. Riggs

Edwin Savacool

Mr. Robert Riordan

Joseph Savino

Glen W. Roberts

Charles Schaaf

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Sons of The American Legion Post 329#

John Schaefer

Naomi Shedlebowr

John M. Schaefer

Lorice Sherman

Rosemary Schaffer

Leslie Sherwood

Sons of AMVETS Post 21#

Patrick Scherzer

John Sherwood*

Sony Pictures Television

Christine Stone

Steven Schlachter

Moses Shim

William W. Spaller

Bruce Storace

MSgt. Leroy D. Schmaus USMC Ret.

LtCol. and Mrs. George W. Simmons USMC Ret.

Mr. David E. Spaulding

Mr. Richard L. Strader

Donald Schroeder

June Sims*

Stephen Spence

David Stromberger

Diana L. Schumaker*

Kenneth Slater

Jerry Spencer, MD

Dr. John J. Struck

Capt. Carl O. Schuster

Teri Smelser

Timothy Spiess

Michael J. Sullivan

Helmut Schwab

Robert Smith

Kenneth Sproul

Leonard Sullivan Jr.

Richard R. Schwartz

Gerald Smith

Todd Stallkamp

Mr. John Sundy

Mr. Donald R. Schwinn

Geoffrey Smith

Thomas A. Stalzer

Mr. David Suthard

Lau K. Seah

Allen H. Smith

Mr. Raymond Stankus

Wayne Swanson

Joseph Seekins

Leslie D. Smith

Gordon Stefenhagen

Jim Swinney

Mr. Patrick Shaul

Larry Smith

Dennis Steinhorst

Sharon E. Taylor

Mrs. Cindy Sheaffer

Douglas Soeda

John Stephens

Richard H. Taylor

Chuck Sterling

Donald Taylor

Ian Shearer

John R. Stevens Aaron Stevens Michael Stimson


HEROES CIRCLE

(continued)

Mr. Paul V. Taylor

Hal Valeche

Dana Weinstein

Johnida Wortham Evans

LTC Stephen R. Taylor USA Ret.

Mr. David Van Kavelaar

Mary Lee Welch

Mr. Frank L. Wouters

Kate Varvel

Keith Wells

Mr. Ronald Wright

Mr. Joseph J. Vedra

Jack Weston*

Mr. Edmund B. Wutzer

Katherine Vennetti

Thomas R. Whetstine

VFW Post 5956#

Lt. Col. Cherie White

Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe

Vietnam Veterans, Inc.#

Mary Wilkinson

Daniel Vrbancic

James B. Willett

Greg Wadhams

Fred M. Williams

Jerry Walk

Mr. Scot N. Wilson

Walter E. Walka

Richard L. Winter

Marie E. Walker

Major Wayne Witter*

Mr. George C. Wallace

CAPT Leland E. Wood Jr. USN Ret.*

John Tegan Mr. Charles L. Thomas Ronald E. Tomasetti Jose Torres Alexander Townsend Pat Trail John and Deborah Treicis Leland A. Tremblay Nicholas Trivisonno Patricia Troy Mark Tucciarone Mr. Robert Tuke Lanny Upchurch Richard Upshaw*

Chane Walsh Charles E. Walton Ms. Antoinette Wargo Michael Weinberg

Sharon Yonashiro Salvatore Zannelli* Mr. Richard Zwirblis

Gay Woodhouse Mr. John Woods Jr. George Woofter*

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WA L L S O C I E T Y The Estate of Frank Alberti

The Estate of Muriel Freeth

The Estate of Alan Samuel Miller

Roger B. Barnes

Warren Gervais

Mr. Robert J. Moffe

Keith Barrington Rowe

Trust of Garry L. Hanson

Laura Belle Moncreif

Mr. Walter J. Becker

Ms. Donna C. Harris

The Estate of M. Francille Bergquist

Mrs. Cheryl B. Hokens

John and Debbie Montgomery

Allen H. Smith Billy Floyd Sprayberry Chuck Sterling The Estate of Brian S. Stern Mr. Thomas Stino

Mr. Craig Houser

Lt. Col. Janis Nark USAR Ret.

Elizabeth Kelly

Mr. William B. Oakley

James Frank Kulinsky

Mr. Richard Osborn

Mr. Wayne Canales*

Mrs. Susan Elaine Lindeman

Jay Reynolds

Linda Clifton

Luz Marina Lovins

Mrs. Cara Collins

Ronald G. Loya*

Mrs. Norma L. L. Rommel

Mr. John J. Cortez

Alfred J. Lukievics

Edie Morad Ross

Dieter Cross

Kenneth Edward Malstrom, Jr.

Mr. Timothy K. Ross

The Estate of Sylvia Wolfson

Joan M. Seiger Trust

Mr. John Woods Jr

James V. Bradley* Mr. George P. Brown George Brown

Mr. Edward Downs

Thomas Joseph Roeseler

Anne Martha Theune The Estate of Marion Lewis Turrell Christy Ann Veasey Phelps Mrs. Charles (Helen) Wickesberg Dr. Robert L. Wintermyer

PHOTO CREDITS Front Cover: Andy Magee Page 11: Top Left & Bottom Right: Frank Steiger All other photos: Dave Scavone or VVMF staff