To recognize #veterans of Vietnam and pay tribute to all members of the armed services on Veterans Day, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund will hold its 2021 Veterans Day Ceremony at the Wall live this year after taking the remembrance virtual-only in 2020 to prevent the spread of #COVID-19. Vietnam veteran Gen. Barry McCaffrey will keynote the event, and Lt. Grace Moore, a veteran of the Army Nurse Corps, will follow with a talk about the importance of women in Vietnam. If you can’t make it to Washington, D.C., for the outdoor ceremony on Nov. 11, you can stream the event live on VVMF’s Facebook page.
In the nation’s capital, events will celebrate the 35th anniversary of the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial this week. Ticketed events will include an evening reception honoring the designer of the Wall, Maya Lin; a breakfast discussion with Lynn Novick, who directed the PBS miniseries The Vietnam War with Ken Burns; and a keynote speech from former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. The Wall will also host its annual Veterans Day service and reading of the names. Check the Vietnam Veterans of America’s VetsConnect site for more information on these and other Veterans Day events.