The following is from an invitation sent to the Post from the Washington State Veterans Administration. The ceremony will be on Friday, October 7th at the State Legislative Building. The Post is not planning on formally attending this, but if anyone is interested, please let the quartermaster know and she will let you know if any other members are attending.
This ceremony will honor the 1,049 Washingtonians who gave their lives in our nation’s defense during the Vietnam War and announce the campaign to collect photographs of every casualty honored on The Wall. These photographs will be the highlight of the soon to be built Education Center at The Wall in Washington, DC.
VVMF still needs to find photographs of 571 of Washington’s Hometown Heroes. We encourage attendees to bring pictures of their fallen friends and loved ones to be scanned following the event. This event is open to the public and press is encouraged to attend.
Confirmed speakers include First Gentleman Mike Gregoire, Director of Veterans Affairs John Lee, and VVMF Board Member Jan Scruggs. Additional speakers TBA.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Jason Cain at 202.330.0962 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.