IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release

October 31, 2002

No. 02-22

(301) 585-4000
Contact:
Mokie Porter


VETERANS GROUPS FROM ACROSS THE NATION
WILL JOIN VETERANS DAY MARCH TO REMEMBER

 


(Washington, D.C.) - Veterans groups from across the nation have signed up to take part in the March To Remember, a Veterans Day 2002 march in Washington, D.C., sponsored by Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA). The March To Remember will honor those who didn’t come home, veterans who served, and military personnel who continue to serve the nation and will also commemorate the 20th anniversary of the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

"We are very excited and encouraged by the response we have received from veterans and units," said VVA National President Thomas H. Corey. "We will have an unprecedented gathering of veterans who will be joining together also to reaffirm VVA's motto: 'Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another.' "

Units that have signed up for the March include the 1st Cavalry Division Association, the 25th Infantry Division, the 3rd Surgical Hospital, the 101st Airborne Division, the Central Navajo Veterans Organization, the 173rd Airborne Brigade, Red Cross Donut Dollies, Irish Veterans, 3rd Battalion, 27th Marine Regiment, 199th Light Infantry Brigade, 366 TFW, Americal Division, Canadian Veterans, MACVSOG, United Auto Workers, Marine Corps League, First Marine Division, and the 39th Combat Engineers.

Marchers will assemble at 8:00 a.m. at 7th Street, N.W., and Constitution Avenue, between Jefferson and Madison Drives, on the national Mall. The march will start from the 7th Street assembly point at 9:00 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 1:00 p.m. ceremonies.

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 near 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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