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Flowers, personal mementos and more are placed at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Visitors leave items at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial every day to honor a loved one whose name is etched here among the fallen from that war. And every day, the National Park Service picks up those mementos and ships them to a nondescript warehouse, where they will be cataloged and stored for historical purposes. Read more»

The Stars and Stripes flying over the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

TucsonSentinel.com will observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11 in recognition of the sacrifices of those who have served the United States and our allies, their families, and those who paid the ultimate price in war. Read more»

Based on true stories, “A Piece of My Heart” by playwright Shirley Lauro, follows six women serving in the chaos of combat. Veterans are invited to attend a free special performance at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, before the show’s official opening night. Read more»

A new state law allows the transfer of tags for hunting big game such as antelope to disabled veterans.

Dale Lewis. a 69-year-old Vietnam veteran with heart problems, was able to experience the adrenaline of hunting once more with a big-game tag donated under a new state law created to help veterans disabled during their service. Read more»

Vietnamese sell fruit along a busy street in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Many children born to American soldiers during the war have sought U.S. visas as American citizens, but have found there is little hope of obtaining them.

An obscure U.S. visa for Vietnamese nationals fathered by GIs, a clunky State Department term for mixed-race children of the war, appears to be fizzling at last. Read more»

Spc. Kyle Graves and Spc. Michael Bartolo, with the Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team, walk through rice paddies and corn fields while on a combat patrol in Laghman Province, Afghanistan, on Sunday.

Sometimes it helps to look back to something like the Vietnam War so we can get a clearer picture of how to move ahead, and America desperately needs to take a hard look at the truth about the war in Afghanistan. Read more»

President Obama’s recent speech was supposed to be about winding down the Afghan war. But actually it was a signal that permanent war is now our status quo. What Obama didn’t say is both tragic and troubling. Read more» 1

The fall of Saigon, April 1975.

The effort to make over others in America's image will seldom be accomplished by force, and usually ends in tears. Read more»