Meet the 35th Anniversary Committee

As a Vietnam veteran, I look at The Wall with pride for serving my country and with respect for all those who served and especially those who sacrificed everything and didn’t make it home. They each had a family they left behind that was changed forever by their loss.” 
— The Honorable Chuck Hagel, 24th Secretary of Defense, Chairman, 35th Anniversary of The Wall Honorary Committee



Chair – The Honorable Chuck Hagel, 24th U.S. Secretary of Defense *


Government & Military Leaders

The Honorable Colin Powell, 65th U.S. Secretary of State *    

The Honorable Tom Ridge, 1st U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security *

The Honorable Eric Shinseki, 7th U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs *

The Honorable Richard Armitage, 13th US Deputy Secretary of State *

The Honorable Max Cleland, Former U.S. Senator (D-Ga) *

The Honorable Bob Kerrey, Former U.S. Senator (D- Ne) and 35th Governor of Nebraska *

The Honorable Chuck Robb, Former U.S. Senator (D-Va) and 64th Governor of Virginia *

General Peter Pace, 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff *

General Richard Myers, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff *

General George W. Casey, Jr., 36th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army

General Barry McCaffrey, Former Director of the White House National Drug Control Policy *


Business and Civic Leaders

Alan Buckelew, Chief Information Officer, Carnival Corporation *^

Henry Cisneros, Principal, Siebert, Cisneros, Shank & Co., LLC

Edward B. Cody, Chairman, Board of Directors, PenFed Credit Union *

Tom Hagel, Professor Emeritus, University of Dayton School of Law *

Red McCombs, Founder, Red McCombs Automotive Group

Bill Murdy, Civilian Aide to the Sec. of the Army and Chairman, Thayer Hotel Group *^

Bob Parsons, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and Founder and CEO of YAM Worldwide *

Frederick W. Smith, Chairman, President and CEO, FedEx Corporation *

Ken Stinson, Chairman Emeritus, Kiewit, Inc. *



Ann-Margret, Award-winning Actress/Entertainer

Jimmy Buffett, Entertainer/Humanitarian

Gary Sinise, Actor/Humanitarian  


 * Vietnam War Veteran

^ VVMF Board Member