MEDIA ADVISORY





 

April 20, 2005

No. 05-007


Contact:
Mokie Porter

(301) 585-4000
Ext. 146



Vietnam Veterans of America April 30 Capitol Hill Rally

Media Advisory

WHO: Vietnam Veterans of America

WHAT: A rally to call attention to the inadequacy of the proposed budget for the medical programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

WHEN: Saturday, April 30, 2005, at 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Upper Senate Park on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

VVA National President Thomas H. Corey, Retired Army General George Price, and other prominent veterans’ advocates, including veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, will address a large gathering of veterans and others on the 30th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War.

The speakers will stress that the proposed VA budget does not meet the needs of veterans, including the thousands of new veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who are returning with physical and psychological problems.

Following the event, at 6:00 pm, VVA will hold a solemn ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial honoring those who died in the Vietnam War.

 
CONTACT: Mokie Pratt Porter, VVA Communications, 301-585-400 ext. 146

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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