IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release

August 27, 2002

No. 02-16

(301) 585-4000
Contact:
Mokie Porter

 

VVA CALLS ON ALL VETERANS
TO JOIN VETERANS DAY MARCH TO REMEMBER IN WASHINGTON


(Washington, D.C.) – Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) will lead a Veterans Day march in Washington, D.C., November 11. The March to Remember will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

"We invite all veterans to come to Washington on Veterans Day and march with us down Constitution Avenue toward The Wall," said VVA national President Thomas H. Corey. "We will be joining together also to reaffirm VVA's motto: 'Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another.' "

Veterans are encouraged to join the VVA-sponsored March to Remember. Marchers will begin assembling at 8 a.m. at the assembly point, 7th Street, N.W., and Constitution Avenue, between Jefferson and Madison Drives, on the national Mall. The march, which will be organized by states and units, will start from the 7th Street assembly point at 9 a.m.; continue along Constitution Avenue for ten blocks; and disperse at 17th Street where marchers can move alongside the Reflecting Pool and arrive at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial well in advance of the 1 p.m. ceremonies.

"We are very excited about this event," Corey said. "We will have the opportunity to let the nation know of the sacrifices made by those who served and the many ways continue to be in service to America."

Other Veterans Day events near The Wall include unit reunions, concerts, and receptions. VVA will sponsor information centers and a hospitality tent just off Constitution Avenue a couple of blocks from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. For more information go to http://www.vva.org/veterans_day2002

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Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) is the nation's only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated to the needs of Vietnam-era veterans and their families.  VVA's founding principle is “Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another.”

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