Panetta, Mullen, Mrs. Biden Attend Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Vietnam Wall Education Center

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, greets Dr. Michael McClung at a groundbreaking ceremony for the The Education Center at The Wall in Washington, D.C. Nov. 28, 2012. McClung is a Vietnam veteran and a Gold Star father. His daughter, U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Megan McClung, was killed in roadside bomb attack in Ramadi, Iraq, in 2006. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, greets Interior Secretary Ken Salazar at a groundbreaking ceremony for the The Education Center at The Wall in Washington, D.C., Nov. 28, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta addresses audience members at a groundbreaking ceremony for the The Education Center at The Wall in Washington, D.C., Nov. 28, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, addresses audience members at a groundbreaking ceremony for the The Education Center at The Wall in Washington, D.C., Nov. 28, 2012.  DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Jimmy Buffet prepares to sing Irving Berlins "The Land is Your Land" prior to a groundbreaking ceremony for the The Education Center at The Wall in Washington, D.C., Nov. 28, 2012.  DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Dr. Jill Biden, Jan Scruggs, founder of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, Sen. Jack Reed and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen perform the ceremonial groundbreaking for the The Education Center at The Wall in Washington, D.C., Nov. 28, 2012.  DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley