One mission of our group is to encourage appropriate recognition of veterans in our civilian churches. On a past Memorial Day weekend (May 1997), I wrote a special prayer, or Litany, for veterans and members of the armed forces. Thanks to the wonders of e-mail, it was used the very next day by another Vietnam Veteran minister for a memorial service at the wall. You are welcome to use it in your church or veterans group!
An important offering of NCVNVM consists of Spiritual Healing retreats for combat veterans with PTSD and their wives. Sunday morning of the retreats ends with a Communion Service. The chalice we use for the communion is the same chalice that this Vietnam Chaplain carried to so many mountaintops in 1968 and 1969, and which was touched by so many young men whose names now appear on the Wall.