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UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 8:50 p.m.

Battle lines being drawn over idea to move Vietnam memorial from Riverfront Park

A statue of a Vietnam veteran holding a letter from home has sat in Riverfront Park for 33 years. Etched on his face is a longing look as he gazes …

Families are leaving a dilemma at the Wall

There has been a dramatic increase in veterans’ cremated remains being left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Park Service says, and it’s becoming a real problem.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 10:31 p.m.

Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall opens in Spokane Valley

The memorial wall includes the names of 244 service members from Eastern Washington and North Idaho who were killed during the Vietnam War. Visitors are welcome to view the wall …

Felled by hepatitis C, a Vietnam vet joins comrades on the Wall

The Vietnam War ended more than 40 years ago, but it continues to claim soldiers’ lives. Nearly every spring, new names are etched into the black granite walls of the …

Memorial medallions recovered, man arrested after vandalism

Boise police said they have arrested a man accused of prying medallions off of a newly dedicated memorial honoring Vietnam War veterans.

Spin Control: Honoring all Vietnam vets seems decent thing to do

OLYMPIA – It’s never really clear whether coincidence or fate juxtaposes certain events, but there was a peculiar one here last week. For those who didn’t notice, Friday was the …

What was left to say

OLYMPIA – They turn up on the granite, in a quiet niche carved into the earth: old medals, photographs, and letters to the dead. “Dear Dad: This is your first …

Reaching out beyond the wall

For more than 22 years, people have been leaving keepsakes and notes at the state’s Vietnam War memorial, a dark green rock wall engraved with the names of the Washingtonians …