IMMEDIATE RELEASE June
CHURCH CHOIR CONTRIBUTES TO SERVICES
MARKING 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE END OF THE VIETNAM WAR
WASHINGTON, D.C.-(June 5, 2000)
- One of the highlights of Vietnam Veterans of America's recent
25th anniversary church service commemorating the end of the Vietnam War
was the participation of the Rev. A. A. Parsons, Sr. and the
Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church choir of Norfolk, Virginia.
The service, held on Saturday,
April 29 at the National City Church in Washington, D.C., was a solemn
tribute to those who served in America's longest and most controversial
overseas war. The keynote speaker was U.S.
Senator Chuck Hagel of
Nebraska. Sen. Hagel was a squad leaders with the U.S. Army's 9th
Infantry Division in Vietnam. "Rev. Parsons and the Metropolitan
Church choir were very gracious to come up to Washington to participate
in this event," said VVA's National President, George C. Duggins,
who is a member of the Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church. "I speak
for our entire organization in giving our thanks to them for
contributing their special and very moving voices to the service."
VVA's point of contact for
additional information is Mokie Porter at (301) 585-4000.
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Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) is the nation's
only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated
solely to the needs of Vietnam-era veterans and their families. VVA's
founding principle is "Never again will one generation of veterans