TOP Vietnam Veterans offers support to
Vietnam veteranís families. We are committed to opening doors of
communication between veterans and families, and helping them finally talk
about the war. We recognize that for veterans to heal, their families need
to be involved. TOP also provides opportunities of healing and closure for
families who lost their loved ones. It is a chance to find missing pieces
of the puzzle and gain understanding of their soldierís Vietnam
Rubble of an old bullet
scarred church contrasted
by young friendly children.
Serving hungry Hue
street children lunch.
Learning to cook Vietnamese
Helping adolescent street
in Nha Trang, and receiving an
appreciative smile in return.
Laurence, a son of a
soldier killed in action, traveled with TOP to take a hallowed walk
down that same road to the fateful spot where his father died. This
son had his own "tour" in Vietnam too--a Tour Of Peace with TOP
Click here to see and hear Laurence's story, in his own words,
published and gratuitously provided by The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Daughters of ex-Marine
veterans prepare and sample
their own spring rolls.
Jim shows his wife Brenda the
site of the former airstrip
near Dong Ba Thien.
|"I had mixed
feelings about the Vietnamese before the trip. After the trip my
feelings changed to comfort and caring. I feel I have grown because
of the experience."
Brenda B., Eastham, MA,
Wife of veteran
TOP Strengthens Relationships . . .
Betty & Ken celebrate their
anniversary in Nha Trang.
Jim & Nancy, in Hue. After more than
30 years of marriage, they proclaimed their TOP trip the Honeymoon
they never took.
Linda sings 'Wind Beneath My Wings' to her
Vietnam veteran husband, Gary, at karaoke, in Saigon.
|"The best part of the trip was the friendship and connection with fellow travelers, especially other wives of Vets, and getting a deeper understanding of Vietnam."
Pamela M., Benson,
AZ, wife of vet.
Heather and Matt,
daughter and son of
at Marble Mountain.
Geneva, a relative of a soldier KIA
with residents of a home for
elderly and homeless in Hoi An.
for her poem to her lost relative.
Click here for her
about her TOP trip.
|"What I liked best
about the trip was the friendships made. We became like a family,
everyone was so supportive of everyone else. Thanks for this growth
Betty R., Tucson, AZ
Wife of veteran
the Family Program
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