(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