Hi Reddit. I'm Jan Scruggs; Vietnam vet and founder of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. 34 years ago, I wrote a check for $2,800 to launch the effort to build the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. AMA.
Jan Scruggs here. I am the President and Founder of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. In 1979, I wrote a check for $2,800 and started the organization to seek a tangible place where we could honor the men and women who served in the Vietnam War. Our efforts would ultimately lead to the creation of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Today, the organization is working to build an accompanying Education Center that will help tell the stories of the 58,286 names on The Wall.
Ask me anything. And an early Veterans Day salute to all who serve.
Quick note: I’m not the world’s fastest typist, so one of our great VVMF staffers will be typing my responses, word for word, so I can answer more of your questions.
Edit: Proof: https://twitter.com/VVMF/status/396268396855058432
Edit again: Sorry folks, but I need to head out. Thank you so much for all of your questions. It’s been wonderful speaking to you about the memorial. A very special thank you to all of the veterans, active servicemen and women, and military family members who commented.
If you’d like more information about VVMF and our upcoming Veterans Day ceremony, visit our website at http://vvmf.org.
And if you are interested in supporting our work, you can make a donation here: https://donate.vvmf.org/page/contribute/donate-to-the-vvmf