Wednesday, November 29, 2023

National Vietnam Veterans War Memorial Day Event Slated for March 29

(Art Garrison)

UPDATE: This event will take place at 1pm.

WILLIAMSBURG — The public is invited to attend an annual celebration of National Vietnam War Veterans on Wednesday, March 29 at 1pm Veterans Park.

The event will be hosted by the Williamsburg Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America (#957) and the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Williamsburg Chapter.

“In the aftermath of 9/11, there is a growing awareness and respect for veterans. More than 30 years after the Vietnam war those that served are being honored for their service in an unpopular conflict that tore the nation apart and regarded them as undesirable individuals,” said Art Garrison, Vice President Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 957, “Programs like this are an opportunity for veterans to connect and the community to welcome them home.”

The 2022 Program (Art Garrison)

The scheduled guest speaker is retired Army Maj. Gen. Celia Adolphi, former Regent of Williamsburg Chapter of the DAR. Retired Air Force Pilot Jim Icenhour will read the “Certificate of Recognition” prepared by the State of Virginia.

The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration honors all veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time from Nov. 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of location, and their families. 

Veterans attending will receive a Congressional Certificate of Recognition. A Vietnam War Commemorative lapel pin will be given to each spouse of a deceased Vietnam Veteran in attendance.

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