Faces Never Forgotten

Congressman Jim Matheson
2013-04-16 19:58:33
Dear Friend, Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in a program to help honor Utahns and members of the LDS church who bravely gave their lives while serving during the Vietnam War. The Faces Never Forgotten Program, in a joint effort between the national Vietnam Veteran�s Memorial organization and the local Utah Department of Veterans Affairs, is seeking to find missing photographs of fallen soldiers listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.� When complete, the collection of photographs will include every soldier listed on the memorial wall and will provide a lasting reminder of their extraordinary sacrifice.� As of the first week of April, the campaign had collected 192 out of 364 photos of fallen soldiers from Utah, along with 247 out of 589 photos of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints who were killed in action. I was honored to receive the first photograph from Utah from Mrs. Alice Telford, who shared a picture of her son John who was killed during the Vietnam War at age 20.� It was an honor to meet Mrs. Telford and to hear her story.� I hope many more Utahns will choose to participate in the Faces Never Forgotten Program so that future generations can learn about their experiences and sacrifice. You can click on this link: matheson.house.gov/faces-never-forgotten/ to see the list of Utahns with missing photographs.� Additionally, you can visit this site: www.buildthecenter.vvmf.org/pages/call-for-photos, and submit your photograph to the official Faces Never Forgotten program. There is never an adequate way to thank those who make the ultimate sacrifice for our collective freedoms, but it is our duty to honor their memory in every way that we can.� A photographic record of the lives of these soldiers is an important part of what we are able to do to provide an eternal reminder of their bravery.� I look forward to seeing the success of this program and to continuing work both here in Utah and in Washington to provide opportunity, dignity and honor to America�s veterans- our heroes- and to offer comfort, respect and gratitude to their families as well.� I am always looking for issues that matter to Utah families like yours that I am honored to represent. �If there are topics, like honoring our veterans and their families, which matter to you, please let me know.� I value your ideas and I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Jim Matheson U.S. Representative 4th District of Utah
April 16, 2013

Dear Friend,

Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in a program to help honor Utahns and members of the LDS church who bravely gave their lives while serving during the Vietnam War.

The Faces Never Forgotten Program, in a joint effort between the national Vietnam Veteran�s Memorial organization and the local Utah Department of Veterans Affairs, is seeking to find missing photographs of fallen soldiers listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.  When complete, the collection of photographs will include every soldier listed on the memorial wall and will provide a lasting reminder of their extraordinary sacrifice.  As of the first week of April, the campaign had collected 192 out of 364 photos of fallen soldiers from Utah, along with 247 out of 589 photos of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints who were killed in action.

I was honored to receive the first photograph from Utah from Mrs. Alice Telford, who shared a picture of her son John who was killed during the Vietnam War at age 20.  It was an honor to meet Mrs. Telford and to hear her story.  I hope many more Utahns will choose to participate in the Faces Never Forgotten Program so that future generations can learn about their experiences and sacrifice.

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There is never an adequate way to thank those who make the ultimate sacrifice for our collective freedoms, but it is our duty to honor their memory in every way that we can.  A photographic record of the lives of these soldiers is an important part of what we are able to do to provide an eternal reminder of their bravery.  I look forward to seeing the success of this program and to continuing work both here in Utah and in Washington to provide opportunity, dignity and honor to America�s veterans- our heroes- and to offer comfort, respect and gratitude to their families as well. 

I am always looking for issues that matter to Utah families like yours that I am honored to represent.  If there are topics, like honoring our veterans and their families, which matter to you, please let me know.  I value your ideas and I look forward to hearing from you.

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