IMMEDIATE RELEASE August
VETERANS OF AMERICA TO HONOR THE CASUALTIES AND MIA’S FROM WESTERN NEW
BUFFALO, N.Y.- Vietnam
Veterans of America and Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America will
place a wreath at the Western New York Vietnam Veterans Monument,
located on Buffalo’s Inner Harbor, on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, at
12:30 pm. The members of Vietnam Veterans of America and Associates of
Vietnam Veterans of America will join together to honor the sacrifices
and memory of those killed in action or missing in action from the war
monument, located at the western end of the Buffalo and Erie County
Naval & Servicemen’s Park, was dedicated in 1984 and carries the
names of the 509 Vietnam casualties and 22 MIA’s from Vietnam from the
eight counties of Western New York.
at a time when Buffalo’s entire Inner Harbor area is the focus of a
$21 million state-funded redevelopment plan. Veterans hope the
development won’t encroach on the monument and threaten its stability.
thrilled and delighted that the City of Buffalo and VVA Chapter 77 are
hosting our eighth National Leadership Conference,” said George C.
Duggins, National President of Vietnam Veterans of America. “The
hospitality shown to our members has been outstanding. We are looking
forward to a most successful conference.”
Veterans of America (VVA), the nation’s only congressionally chartered
Vietnam veterans service organization, will hold its 8th
biennial leadership conference in Buffalo, NY, at the Hyatt Regency, Two
Fountain Plaza, Wednesday, Aug. 3, through Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000.
members, Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America, and their families
will attend events and seminars designed to bond and strengthen the
veteran leadership from around the nation.
Seminar topics will cover a broad spectrum of issues important to
veterans and their families to include health, education, employment,
and homeless veteran subjects.
Schedules of events and media opportunities for
Buffalo may be obtained by contacting, Scott D. Campbell, at the Hyatt
Regency, (716) 856-1234. Media
office is at (716) 856-4976.
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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