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-- more than 58000.
Soldiers gave their lives in Vietnam War and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial fund is making sure they are never forgot.
We're joined now by Jan Scruggs he's the founder -- that memorial fund retired captain.
From UUS navy Dennis clarity thank you both very much for joining us so -- describes the idea is -- -- is to get.
Pictures of all 50000 I'm sort of amazed that there are pictures did this and how many of you gathered and how -- done.
We've now gotten a total of 32000.
-- the 58000.
And basically we get volunteers.
Throughout the country.
To get these we've had really good luck in Texas Governor Perry and a lot of the Mexican American community there gotten just about all the photos.
And throughout the country people are are helping so now we're trying to get the rest of these photographs.
Captain how important is it as a veteran to remember the Vietnam War and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice there.
-- the morning.
Our generation of veterans.
In the United States has has really made the Vietnam memorial -- hallowed ground.
It is a sacred place.
Two Americans for the loss of our sons and daughters.
But it's more than a place it's also a time where we can be together with our.
Fellow veterans and and talk about and relive some memories and some of our experiences in Vietnam and a lot of a lot of the veterans use it as a form of closure and help them with some of the psychological problems that they've encountered upon their return.
So if the -- loved ones.
Any of those 151000 -- soldiers are watching the show this morning.
Where should they send photographs mister -- and -- all those photographs be displayed.
Build the center dot -- -- our web site.
This is for the education center at the wall this is a place that will really elevate the idea of service.
Service your country's terrorist your community.
Using these photographs and really positive way we want people citizens to be involved and we think this is a great legacy.
For those who have given their lives -- only in Vietnam.
But other wars -- well and the photographs of the soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan will also be displayed.
They're very positive and fulfilling manner.
And captain as we lets you guys go this morning what do you think it means the younger generation growing up who.
Was not alive during the Vietnam War to see this -- be a part of American history what does -- say to those folks.
Well I think it's extremely important for a few reasons back in 1975.
There was a study done that determine that basically all American adults about a 150 American citizens knew.
Someone buying -- that had died in Vietnam whether it was someone from their town their school their hall age but they knew him by name.
Today sadly in some history books the Vietnam War is not even mention.
Less that he 58000.
Americans that died there.
Chance drugs Vietnam Veterans Memorial fund and captain Dennis charity of the US navy we appreciate you joining us this morning and go to -- website give us a web -- name and again if our viewers watching wanna write this down.
Build the center -- or build the center dot org thank you gentlemen thanks it.
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