A Message to the Latest Generation of Gold Star Children

National Park Service to consider retention standards for items left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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Washington –The National Park Service is accepting comments through March 10th on a draft Scope of Collection Statement for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.Objects left at the wall with no direct connection to a Vietnam veteran or the Vietnam War would no longer be added to the permanent collection.

“By refining the scope of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Collection, we can ensure that our energy and resources will preserve items with a direct and specific relationship to veterans of the Vietnam War,” said Gay Vietzke, superintendent of National Mall and Memorial Parks. “This allows National Park Service curators to continue their devoted care for the collection and assists us in our mission. Continue Reading →

Gold Star Children – the documentary.

Across the country, the documentary “Gold Star Children” is currently being screened at film festivals and special events. On Veterans Day 2013, the film was shown at Arlington National Cemetery. “Gold Star Children” was produced by SDIT member Mitty Griffis Mirrer and includes interviews with many Gold Star “sons and daughters” from the Vietnam War. Sons and Daughters In Touch is proud to support this film and the connection it is making between generations of Gold Star Children! Continue Reading →

Father’s Day: Gold Star ‘Sons and Daughters’ wash ‘The Wall’ bearing their fathers’ names…

Watch Fathers Day at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall on PBS. See more from National Memorial Day Concert.