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Doubek, who was fired by his law firm soon after the VVMF's creation, was merely afflicted with social as well as professional insecurities.
Her design's aesthetic power--perceived not just by lefties and artsy types but by the likes of Kilpatrick and even the VVMF's key adversary, Secretary of the Interior James Watt, who would later pronounce the wall "very beautiful"--had an essentially conceptual basis typical of much modernist art.
VVMF Founder and President Scruggs said, "I think [the memorial] will make people feel the price of war."
VVMF is committed to educating Americans--especially the younger generations--about the service and sacrifice of those who served in Vietnam.
VVMF, authorized by Congress in 1980 to build the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, has expanded its role into outreach programs that include educating about the impact of the Vietnam War.
Now VVMF has created the Teach Vietnam Teachers' Network, a group of educators from across the country appointed as educational ambassadors from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Now, she says, she'll use the Virtual Wall and other Internet resources offered by VVMF to "transport that emotional element into my classroom."
VFW's support for the education center stems from its previous partnership with VVMF. In 1999, VFW contributed to VVMF's high school curriculum, Echoes From the Wall The education package included books, posters, a CNN video and a complete Vietnam War chronology, which was provided by VFW.
A photo submission form, available at Vvmf.org/how-to-submit, also should be mailed with the photos.
VVMF publicized a national design competition and selected eight men--internationally recognized in the field of sculpture, architecture, and landscape design--to serve as jurors.
The curriculum was developed by VVMF, the non-profit organization that built the Wall, and WinStar for Education, to help students fully understand the impact the Vietnam War had on our country.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) estimated that 200,000 veterans were in the Washington area during the week.
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