Iowa will honor their Vietnam Veterans at a remembrance ceremony to be held Saturday, May 7th, 2011, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Vietnam Memorial − located on the south side of the State Capitol.
The ceremony will include remembrance prayers, the laying of the ceremonial wreath, music by the MacKenzie Highlanders Pipes & Drums, and special guest speaker, Vietnam Veteran, Mary Ellen White.
A resolution observing May 7th as the official Iowa Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day was passed amidst heartfelt emotion during the 2008 legislative session. The Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs is honored to present this annual event. Please join us as we unite in remembrance of those who served, and those who sacrificed their lives for our country.
For further information contact: Jill Joseph, Outreach Coordinator, Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs, 515-242-0033 or firstname.lastname@example.org.