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Calling All Who Served with the American Red Cross in Vietnam

05/03/2023 2:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Welcome Home! – the Vietnam War 50th Commemoration in Washington DC
May 11-13 (Thu-Sat), 2023.  

  • * November 1955 – the first official unit went into Vietnam
  • * May 15, 1975 – the official end of the conflict

All who served in the Armed Forces during this period are being honored. 

The Commemorative Partner Program is designed for federal, state, and local communities, veterans' organizations, and other nongovernmental organizations to assist a grateful nation in thanking and honoring our Vietnam veterans and their families.  The American Red Cross is a Commemorative Partner.  This Commemoration is also being provided to 800 veterans centers around the U.S.

Thursday, 11 May: a ribbon-cutting will formally open Camp Legacy, which is divided into two experiences, X-Ray and ZuluX-Ray (Plaza of Appreciation), located at the west end of the National Mall on the JFK Hockey Fields, will immerse visitors in stories and the legacy of Vietnam veterans, as well as the contributions of families, citizen volunteers and our allies who supported American troops during the Vietnam War period.  Helicopter static displays, military performances, daily entertainment, nightly concerts, museum-quality exhibits, and rally points will highlight this part of the camp. Zulu (Plaza of Service), situated a short walk away in West Potomac Park, will offer all generations more interactive opportunities featuring additional Vietnam War period vehicle static displays, another gathering point for veterans and their families to relax, a Veteran Services Hub, and much more!

Saturday, 13 May: A Memorial Walk and Roll begins at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, proceeds across Memorial Bridge, and finishes at Camp Legacy with a resonate “Welcome Home!”.

The American Red Cross will have a 20’x20’ tent on the JFK Hockey Fields.  Hours are 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Thursday and 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Friday and Saturday.  Current ARC staff and the American Red Cross Overseas Association (ARCOA) are planning the details of the tent.  Anyone who served with the American Red Cross is welcome to join the group and staff the tent.

On this website - https://www.vietnamwar50th.com/welcomehome/ - click on the dates for more information.  

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