Updated: Apr 6, 2020
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs
National Vietnam War Veterans Day is March 29, but organizers have cancelled or postponed many events to slow the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing. Veterans are encouraged to stay connected and participate in virtual events. Here are a few events:
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund will host an online commemoration March 29 with a live webcast and messages of thanks at https://www.facebook.com/VietnamVeteransMemorialFund/.
Record a short video and upload it by Friday, March 27, and watch the event online on March 29 at 1 p.m. ET. Veterans can also leave a written message. Go to: www.vvmf.org/WelcomeHome.
Vietnam Veterans of America
Vietnam Veterans of America, or VVA, wants to see photos, poems, artwork and music on its Facebook page March 27. The comment with the most “Likes” will win a prize from the national office.
On March 29, Vietnam Veterans can share their service photos on the VVA Facebook page as the nation remembers heroes for their service and sacrifice.
Vietnam Veterans can share their favorite C-Ration recipe or meal on the VVA Facebook page March 30. The winner with the most “Likes” will win a prize from the national office.
Its Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/VietnamVeteransofAmerica/.
A lone Vietnam Veteran visits the Vietnam War memorial in Washington DC. Since events have been cancelled for National Vietnam War Veterans Day March 29, virtual gatherings are available. (Special to Branson Globe)