Vietnam Veterans Day

Our annual event honors those who served in Vietnam, remembers those who made the ultimate sacrifice, and connects younger veterans and supporters to the legacy of our Vietnam veterans.

For this year’s event, we are pleased to partner with Vietnam Veterans of America Manhattan Chapter 126 and Friends of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to bring this commemorative activity to our community.

Saturday, March 23, 2018

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TRIBUTE MARCH

8:00am – 10:30am

From Korean War Veterans Plaza/Cadman Plaza (Brooklyn) to Vietnam Veterans Plaza (Lower Manhattan)

We invite you to join us for our second annual Vietnam Veterans Day Tribute March!

The purpose of this new event is to encourage our younger veterans to embrace Vietnam Veterans Day so that it will continue to be a meaningful commemoration of those who served and sacrificed in Vietnam, for years to come.

The Tribute March will retrace the route of the 1985 Welcome Home Parade that celebrated the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at 55 Water Street.

The route of this march is 3.2 miles; after we reach Vietnam Veterans Plaza, we will be joined by participants and guests from our morning Name Reading (above), and then conduct our annual Wreath Laying Ceremony at the memorial wall (see below).

IMPORTANT: we ask that all participants realistically assess their ability to complete a 3.2 mile march, keeping in mind that the weather in late March may be cold or inclement.  If you are unable to complete a march of this distance, we suggest meeting the group as it arrives for the Wreath Laying ceremony (see below).

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READING OF NAMES OF THE FALLEN

8:00 – 10:30am

Church of Our Lady of the Rosary – Seton Shrine
7 State Street, New York, NY 10004

Reading of the names of the 1,741 New Yorkers who lost their lives in the Vietnam War, as well as those who died in Iraq, Afghanistan and other post-9/11 operations.

» Name reader sign-up

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WREATH LAYING CEREMONY

11:00 – 11:45 am

Vietnam Veterans Plaza
55 Water Street, New York, NY 10041

Our annual wreath laying at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall.  This year we will be honoring Medal of Honor Recipient and lifelong veterans advocate Paul Bucha with the Patrick L Gualtieri Service to Vietnam Veterans Award!

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