Sunday, November 11, 2007

25th Anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

A Vietnam veteran places his hand on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, November 9, 2007.
REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque



A single rose is left standing against the Wall to honor a lost loved one. A formal rededication ceremony is scheduled for 1.p.m. Sunday, with former secretary of state and Vietnam veteran Colin L. Powell as the keynote speaker.
Bill O'Leary - The Washington Post


Former Secretary of State and Vietnam veteran Colin Powell (R) and Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) stand at the Vietnam Memorial during Veteran's Day ceremonies in Washington, November 11, 2007.
REUTERS/Joshua Roberts


Native American veteran Donald Sargent of New Jersey pays his respects at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, November 9, 2007.
REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque


Native American veteran Donald Sargent of New Jersey hugs a fellow vet during a visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, November 9, 2007.
REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque


Veteran Tom Borowski of Bayonne, N.J, pays his respects at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, November 9, 2007

REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A veteran leans on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, November 9, 2007.

REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Veteran Wade Demers of Santee, S.C., looks up during a visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, November 9, 2007.
REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque


A veteran walks along the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, November 9, 2007.
REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque


A veteran reaches up to touch a name on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, November 9, 2007.
REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque


From the Washington Post:

Members of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 203, from Chattanooga, Tenn., ride the parade route. Veterans came from across the country and from all lines of work, many now retired.
Bill O'Leary - The Washington Post


Vietnam veterans from around the country will honor the 25th anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall this week.
Andrea Bruce - The Washington Post


Freedom Rider Daron "Preacher" Jensen honors fallen soldiers at the Vietnam Memorial in early November.
Andrea Bruce - The Washington Post


Hugh Jordan said his biggest fear in Vietnam was not that he might be killed but that he might mess up: "Would I be a coward?" he said. He received his answer after he survived a battle.
Andrea Bruce - The Washington Post


Bernard Triano crisply salutes South Vietnamese veterans as they march down Constitution Ave. Triano served in Vietnam with the U.S. Marine Corps from 1965-66, and now lives in Vernon Township, N.J.
Bill O'Leary - The Washington Post



William Greene of Johnstown, Pa, salutes during the playing of the National Anthem. The memorial was dedicated Nov. 13, 1982, with ceremonies and a parade of tens of thousands of veterans from around the country.
Gerald Martineau - The Washington Post



The Montgomery County chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America marches in the parade.
Gerald Martineau - The Washington Post



Sharon Lissimore and Mary Jones place a wreath at the Vietnam Women's Memorial, a statue of a nurse that honors women who served in the conflict, on behalf of the Army-Navy Union.
Gerald Martineau - The Washington Post



Charlie Manis of Muncie, Ind., who served in the Army 75th Ranger regiment, reaches up the wall to locate the name of a fellow veteran who was killed in a helicopter crash.
Gerald Martineau - The Washington Post


Long Do, left, and Joe DiTondo, right, meet along Constitution Ave. and reminisce about their lives to date. DiTondo trained Long Do in 1962 for the 77th Vietnamese special forces, and hasn't seen him since 1965. DiTondo now lives in Binghamton, N.Y., and Do lives in Philadelphia.
Bill O'Leary - The Washington Post



Visitors tour the Vietnam Memorial in early November.
Andrea Bruce - The Washington Post




Hugh Jordan, a Vietnam veteran who attended the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial 25 years ago, is one of many veterans who will return for anniversary events this weekend.
Andrea Bruce - The Washington Post

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1 Comments:

Blogger mormonbradybunchdad said...

Those are some great pictures!

Monday, November 12, 2007 8:06:00 AM  

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