In 1979, Jan Scruggs conceived of a memorial in Washington, DC, to honor the 58,000 American soldiers who died during the Vietnam War. That memorial was dedicated in 1982 and has been visited by millions of people each year since. Anyone who has been to The Wall knows the emotion that overwhelms its visitors. Three decades later, Scruggs continues to add to the memorial area, including a new education center near The Wall, as well as a database of photos of those war dead called Faces Never Forgotten.

I talked it over with him on my America Weekend show. Listen, then click here to subscribe to these podcasts via iTunes!