Washington, D.C.) – A true Rock and Roll legend, Mark
Farner, formerly of Grand Funk Railroad, will headline a star-studded
concert sponsored by Vietnam Veterans of America beginning
at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 10, at the Sylvan Theater
on the grounds of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.
The concert, which is free and open to the public, will follow
the VVA-sponsored 25th Anniversary Parade commemorating the
dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and continue until
The parade will step off at 11:00 a.m. from the National Mall
at 7th Street between Jefferson and Madison Drives and will
end at the Washington Monument Grounds, where participants
will take part in a variety of events, including unit reunions
and the concert. The emcee for the concert will be actress
and entertainer Chris Noel, who was an Armed Forces Vietnam
Network radio DJ during the Vietnam War.
“This promises to be a very special concert,” said
VVA National President John Rowan, “coming as it does
after the largest gathering of Vietnam veterans in the nation’s
capital since The Wall was dedicated in 1982. We invite veterans
of all wars to join us at the Parade and concert as we honor
those who served our nation during the Vietnam War.”
Also on the concert bill: The legendary Kingston Trio; Paulette
Carlson, the former lead singer for the country and western
band Highway 101; Iraq War veteran Alton Miller and the Alton
Miller Country Band; the former Dean Martin TV show singers
and dancers the Golddiggers and the Ding-a-Lings; in-country
roots rock band FNG; VVA member Danny Barnes; the duo, Blue
Eyed Soul, and the United We Sing USO troupe.
Application forms for individuals and groups who would like
to join the parade are available at http://vva.org/25thEvent/event_info.htm or by calling toll free 877-727-2333.