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2014-08-12 08:33:25

Code of Support Foundation, Green Living Technologies International, The Home Depot, Northrop Grumman, and more than 300 participants come together to build memorial to recognize and support Post 9/11 Military Veterans ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, August 10, 2014, The Code of Support Foundation (COSF) and its partners, Green Living Technologies International (GLTI), The Home Depot, Northrop Grumman along with volunteers constructed the "Living Wall of...

2014-06-11 12:20:59

General James T. Conway, Former Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, to be keynote speaker WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Father's Day is a time to honor all of our fathers, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) will continue the annual tradition of paying special tribute to those fathers who died as a result of the Vietnam War. The Father's Day Rose Remembrance ceremony features beautiful symbolism, emotional tributes and elegant reverence in...

2014-06-09 12:21:46

Effort Remembers Those Who Served and Sacrificed After Vietnam WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There are 58,300 names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial; names of men and women who died on the battlefield of the Vietnam War. Those men and women are honored on a daily basis by everyone who sees The Wall. But many thousands more died as a result of the Vietnam War, but their deaths do not fit the Department of Defense criteria for inclusion upon The Wall. On In...

2014-05-22 12:21:54

Congressman Mike Rogers to provide keynote remarks at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial for annual ceremony May 26 at 1:00 p.m. WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) and the National Park Service will host the annual Memorial Day ceremony to pay tribute to members of America's armed forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam and in all conflicts. The event will be held at The Wall on Monday, May 26, at 1:00 p.m. and is...

2014-05-20 12:22:43

The names of American service members who have died in the line of duty since 9/11 to be read aloud on Saturday WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time, the names of the nearly 7,000 American service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty since the attack on 9/11 will be read on the National Mall. Americans from across the nation will join together on Saturday, May 24, 2014 to read the names of these heroes in the order they...

2014-05-14 08:26:51

NESHANIC STATION, N.J., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This year is the organization's 27(th) anniversary demonstration in support of POW/MIA and veterans' issues. Speakers for this year include Shane Osborn, Air Force Veteran and Nebraska Candidate for Senate; Lynn O'Shea, director of research for the National Alliance of Families; Veteran's advocate Nikki Mendicino; Myke Shelby Air Force 507th DAS-TAC-P and other supporters of Rolling Thunder(®), Inc. and the POW/MIA issue. A...

2014-05-12 20:20:46

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seventy years is a long time to wait to return home. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140512/86854 World War II soldier Lawrence S. Gordon, missing in action for 70 years, will be honored on the historic first trip of the Run for the Wall Midway Route across New Mexico on May 15-16, 2014 during this 26(th) Anniversary of The Run For the Wall (www.rftw.org) as a reminder to us all of the over 83,000 persons still listed as MIA...

2014-05-05 12:21:26

Ceremony on Mother's Day will honor name additions and status changes WASHINGTON, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The names of 14 American servicemen will be engraved on the black granite walls of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial over the next week, and the status designations will be changed for eight others whose names are already on The Wall, announced Jan C. Scruggs, Founder and President of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF). On May 11 at 10 a.m., VVMF will host the Name...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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