Vietnam Veterans of America April 30 Capitol Hill
WHO: Vietnam Veterans of
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
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.
Pratt Porter, VVA Communications, 301-585-400 ext. 146