Father's Day at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

This was sent to me and i want others to know what is going on and hope you will attend if you are able. Thanks for reading it.

Greetings Ciana High!

More than 2,000 red, yellow and white roses will be placed at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Father’s Day – Sunday, June 21, 2009 – to remember those service members who perished in America’s longest war as well as those who died in its most recent conflict. The ceremony allows us to honor all those who serve and sacrifice for our nation’s defense, as well as recognize the sacrifices of the loved ones they leave behind.

Beginning at 6:30 a.m., children of those service members who died or remain missing from Vietnam, along with Memorial volunteers and Vietnam veterans, will gather on 21st Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, to begin affixing messages of honor and tribute to long-stemmed red, yellow and white roses. Red roses represent those who were killed in action in Vietnam, while yellow flowers designate those who remain missing in Southeast Asia. The white roses symbolize those who have died during America’s most recent conflicts.

After affixing the messages to the roses, the group will head to the East Knoll of the Memorial site for an 8:00 a.m. ceremony.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, the volunteers and other participants will process to The Wall, where each message is read aloud and each rose is touched to the loved one’s name on The Wall before finally being placed at the base of the Memorial.

The keynote speaker for the ceremony is U.S. Air Force Major General Robert M. Worley II, whose father—Robert Franklin Worley—is remembered on Panel 51 West, Line 47 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

U.S. Air Force Major General Robert M. Worley II — http://www.af.mil/information/bios/bio.asp?bioI...

U.S. Air Force Major General Robert Franklin Worley — http://www.vvmf.org//index.cfm?SectionID=110&am...

I hope you can you us on this special day! Click Here to RSVP YES.

If you are unable to attend the June 21 event, but would like to have your message attached to a rose, please email that message to jperno@vvmf.org by 6/18/09.

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