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Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War

6/13/2024 8:00:00 AM

/mdva/assets/2024-06-12-V50-save-the-date_tcm1066-620207.pdfSave the DateMDVA, in cooperation with numerous affiliated and unaffiliated stakeholders, commemorates Minnesota’s Vietnam Veterans and the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War​.

The Commemoration will take place at the Mall of America, in the North Entrance and Atrium.

The goals of this Commemoration are to:

  • Provide an opportunity for healing by thanking and honoring Minnesota Vietnam-era Veterans wherever they served.​
  • Highlight the service of the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War​.
  • Recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by allies of the United States during the Vietnam War, especially those who have made Minnesota their home.​

The planned Commemoration will include:

  • Multi-day Resource Fair/Information Tables to provide a “one-stop shop” for Vietnam Veterans seeking information on VA and MDVA benefits and community services.
  • Multi-day historical displays from the Minnesota Military and Veterans Museum including screening of Vietnam War documentaries and an indoor replica of the Vietnam War Memorial Wall.
  • Live taping of Minnesota Military Radio program: Thursday, June 13 at 1 p.m.
  • Commemoration Event with speakers, music and story sharing: Friday, June 14 at 11 a.m. - a live stream is available here.
  • Free brunch after the event.

For more information, contact Chris Kakos, MDVA Agency Planner, at chris.kakos@state.mn.us, or Anne Sonnee, MDVA Communications Director, anne.sonnee@state.mn.us.

  • /mdva/assets/Vietnam-50-schedule_tcm1066-621337.pdfEvent Schedule
  • /mdva/assets/Vietnam-50-fact-sheet_tcm1066-621336.pdfEvent Fact Sheet
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