VVMF to Welcome President Obama to The Wall
The White House announced today that President Barack Obama will be the keynote speaker at the Memorial Day ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The event is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. on May 28th.
Memorial Day events across the nation honor the fallen of all the nation’s conflicts, but this year the Obama Administration will join with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF), the National Park Service, and the Department of Defense to pay special homage to those of the Vietnam War, as the DoD officially launches its commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the war.
For more information about the Vietnam War 50thAnniversary Commemoration, visit: http://www.vietnamwar50th.com/
To learn more about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund and the Memorial, visit: www.vvmf.org
“We are honored to have President Obama take part in a ceremony at The Wall. His administration has been very helpful when we have asked for support with issues including the Education Center. Two other U.S. presidents have spoken. President Ronald Reagan in 1984 and President Bill Clinton in 1993,” said Jan C. Scruggs, president and founder of the VVMF.
Obama will join other government officials and veterans to lay wreaths at The Wall during the ceremony. This year’s 10 name additions and their families will also be honored on Memorial Day.