But many veterans already have many of these books and know the history of the war, that’s why Fallen Never Forgotten: Vietnam Memorials in the USA stands out from the rest.
It is not technically one of your run of the mill Vietnam War books, but rather a tribute to the US service members who never made it home from the war.
In the book Fallen Never Forgotten, you will find the authors chose one Vietnam Veterans Memorial from each state, DC and the Traveling Wall. They hired professional photographers to beautifully capture these sacred locations (350 photos in all) then they wrote a profile of each memorial including information like the address, who put in the work to get the memorial placed, the best time to visit and what the meaning is behind the sculpture.
To top it off they added lists of the men who never came home from the war on a state by state level. This is truly a tribute to the fallen, not a Vietnam War book…
For Father’s Day 2017 you can purchase the Special edition of Fallen Never Forgotten for just $39.85 with the purchase you will receive bronze protective book corners and the author’s signature, a nice touch to personalize the gift.
Fifteen years ago Jim Gain and Rob Stiff went to Vietnam to discuss a business opportunity, after all was said and done what they got out of the trip was purchasing 625 lost american dogs tags that belonged to members of the US military during the war in Vietnam.
Project Dog Tags is looking to return these dogs tags to the servicemen and their families, all free of charge. This good deed is a wonderful labor of love and we would like to thank Jim and Rob for sacrificing their time for this great cause.
For more information you can check out the Project Dog Tags website by clicking here
On June 6th (D-day) 2015 Ronny and Matthew Ymbras went to St. Mere Eglise in Normandy, France where Ronny would take part in a reenactment jump at DZ Hemevez. A place where Ronny’s heroes jumped behind enemy lines in WWII.
The day of the jump was windy, and the jumpers were told to be careful and that some may get blown off of the DZ. Fortunately for Ronny although being blown into a backyard he landed in a flat area, the man that also fell into that backyard was not so luck. As you will see in the video below…
Flags generally show pride in the veterans branch of service or specific unit or division the service member was in. This is a great option if you know the specifics of the veterans history and are on a tight budget as usually flags can be found anywhere from $5 to $15 dollars on the low end.
Hats and clothing are another option to consider. Veterans often like to show their pride and wearing a new hat or shirt can be a nice touch and often times other veterans that were part of the same branch or division will see the article of clothing and spark a conversation. It can also tell other veterans which war they served in, as Vietnam veterans often wear a “Vietnam Veteran” hat. When going the route of a hat also consider pins to add to the hat.
While many search for the best books on the Vietnam war, this book in particular is not about the war itself. it is a tribute to the men and women who never made it home and the different ways the public has memorialized these fallen heroes with monuments around the country.
The book itself is a large format 12″ by 9″ hardcover coffee table book contains over 350 full color photos and information about over fifty Vietnam war memorials in the United States. Each state is covered with a chosen memorial, professional photos of the memorial, information about who created it, how the funds were raised, when the best time is to visit as well as other interesting facts.
As far as Memorial day and veterans day gift ideas go, Fallen Never Forgotten “The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Book” is considered one of the best Vietnam Veteran gifts. You can Purchase it below or by clicking here
Today is Vietnam veterans day 2017, I was in Vietnam in 1967, 50 years ago and sometimes it seems like yesterday…
Although this is a very special day, to me the celebration of Vietnam Veterans Day doesn’t seem so special on one particular day, because it seems so special every day.
The guys who made it home are counted as the lucky ones, however the things that we went through; especially with agent orange, PTSD and the disabling wounds of many can never compare to the pain we feel for the guys who never came home.
I get emotional at times but now it seems that I am managing my emotions a lot better by spending a lot of time with Vietnam veterans at the local American Legion, VFW or VVA post. Attending ceremonies on Memorial and Veterans Day and countless reunions around the country such as the 82nd and the 101st, American Legion and DAV.
Now that I published a book about Vietnam Veteran Memorials it seems that a day doesn’t pass without chatting, writing, phoning or emailing someone from Vietnam.
We have to keep this part of American history alive and out front in the public eye. That’s one of the reasons my son Matthew and I wrote the book Fallen Never Forgotten: Vietnam Memorials in the USA.
So people will Never Forget.
“Welcome Home” to all you brave Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen and all you women who served there as well.
Fallen Never Forgotten is getting great reviews from Vietnam Veterans and their families alike, so we would like to show our appreciation by including the author’s signature on your copy of Fallen Never Forgotten: Vietnam Memorials in the USA.
Many Vietnam Veterans would like to visit the memorials in their region but cannot, due to time, money, distance or health. Fallen Never Forgotten contains information and over 350 full color photos of more than 50 Vietnam Veteran Memorials in our great country.
Your purchase of Fallen Never Forgotten will come with Ronny Ymbras’ signature as well as a short remark from Ronny, the man behind Fallen Never Forgotten.
VVA chapter 49 of Westchester County New York held its annual candle lighting ceremony on the trail of honor at the Westchester County Vietnam Memorial in Katonah NY. As many of you who have purchased the book know, we profiled this memorial in Fallen Never Forgotten. It is in the county in which I grew up and I have attended many events here over the years, including its dedication. Three of my high school friends names are on the obelisk, Peter Mitchell, Peter Bushey and Jeff Dodge… May they and all of our fallen brothers Rest in Peace, AATW – Ronny Ymbras