Vietnam Vets Remembrance Sat March 17

Vietnam Vets Remembrance Sat March 17
March 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mesa Market Place Swap Meet
10550 E Baseline Rd
Mesa, AZ 85209
Joan Wells

Vietnam Veteran Remembrance, Saturday, March 17, at the Mesa Market Place Swap Meet

The public is invited to attend a Vietnam Veteran Remembrance at the Mesa Market Place Swap Meet Saturday, March 17 at 11 a.m. in the stage area of the Food Court.

The Motorcycle Color Guard of America will begin the remembrance. by presenting the American flag, and will also honor veterans in the audience by presenting flags for the five branches of the Armed Forces and the POW MIA flag.

Keven Moen will sing the National Anthem, and other songs.

The Patriot Youth Corps will remember those who gave their lives by performing the Salt and Wounded Warrior ceremonies.

Army Medic, Chuck Byers will ‘Welcome Home’ fellow Vietnam Veterans, will share his tour in Vietnam and reflect on the faithfulness of Vietnam-deployed troops to their mission and to one another.

The Arizona Military Museum will set up a display of Vietnam-era militaria for this event. The museum is located at Papago, at the Arizona National Guard base at 52nd St. and McDowell Rd In Phoenix. It is run by the Arizona National Guard Historical Society

The Vietnam Veteran, who was shunned in the 1960’s and 1970’s by the public, is an advocacy powerhouse today, partnering with Korean War Veterans to ensure that Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans are cared for and honored properly, something denied to them.

This remembrance is not only to remember the more than 58,000 service people who died, it is a tribute to the continuing sacrifices made by surviving Veterans and their families to ensure that the returning veteran is supported and has an honored place at the American table.

Before and after the remembrance, adults and children are invited to write notes and color pictures to go into ‘Packages From Home’ care packages that will be sent to Armed Forces personnel serving in the Middle East.

The Mesa Market Place is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and is at 10550 E. Baseline Rd., Mesa, AZ 85209, at exit 193 Signal Butte Rd. and Hwy 60. Info: 480-380-5572 and Fully handicapped accessible. Free Parking, admission, and entertainment