VVA Press Release

VIETNAM VETERANS FROM NEW ZEALAND TO JOIN WITH AMERICAN VIETNAM VETERANS IN A CEREMONY AT THE VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL


Washington, DC—Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc., and the Ex-Vietnam Services Association of New Zealand will hold a ceremony on the grassy knoll facing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at 1:30 PM, on Tuesday, May 13.

The ceremony, which will honor Americans and New Zealanders who died in Vietnam, will be conducted by Chaplain Julian P. Wagg of the New Zealand Army and Father Phillip Salois, the national Chaplain of Vietnam Veterans of America. A color guard from Vietnam Veterans of America Baltimore Chapter 451 will also take part in the ceremony.

As part of the ceremony, the national president of the Ex-Vietnam Services Association of New Zealand will place the emblem and flag of that organization at the memorial as a symbol of the bonds formed between American and New Zealand servicemen and women who fought as allies during the Vietnam War. The association also will place a listing of the names of the New Zealanders who died in Vietnam at The Wall.

From 1964 to 1972, New Zealand troops fought alongside those of the United States, Australia, and the Republic of Korea in the war in Vietnam.

Vietnam Veterans of America is the nation's only Congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely to the needs of Vietnam-era veterans and their families.


Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc.
A Not-For-Profit Veterans Service Organization Chartered by the United States Congress


For Further Information Contact:

Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc.
Attn. Mokie Pratt Porter
1224 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005-5183
Tel: 202-628-2700 ext.146
General FAX: 202-628-5880
Communications FAX: 202-783-4942
e-mail: 71154.702@compuserve.com
URL: http://www.vva.org


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