WALMART FUNDRAISER JUNE 24-25, 2016

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From time to time, the VVA Bill Robinson Chapter 1078 will invite the public to participate in a fund raising event. As part of this event, when veterans are identified, it is our pleasure to recognize and thank them for their service and to present them with a commorative pin and certificate.

The purpose is to recognize, thank and honor United States military veterans who served during the Vietnam War period from November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975 regardless of location.

Art Blank (left) and Denise Ramier (far right) posing with newly pinned veterans at the Walmart fundraising event
The "Wall" listing all Tennessee Vietnam veterans KIA.

The "Wall" is designed to be a replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.
Art Blank pinning an Veteran
Denise Ramier (left), Gary Ellis (Middle), Art Blank (right-red shirt) pinning ceremony for a couple of Vietnam veterans
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HONOR AIR FLIGHT 21 - WELCOME HOME
June 8, 2016

VETERANS MEMORIAL CEREMONY

March 26, 2016

photos by Rich Gill

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VIETNAM  VETERANS DAY

COMMEMORATION

March 29, 2016

photos by Joseph Spencer

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Vietnam Veterans of America

Chapter 1078

VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA WELCOME HOME

Saturday, March 26, 2016, 1:00 pm

East Tennessee Veterans Memorial at World's Fair Park

 

Welcoming Remarks - Don Smith - Chapter President

Innovocatin - Pat Polis - Chapter Chaplain

Presentation of Colors -

Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard

Pledge of Allegience - Led by Rich Gill - Our Immediate Past President

Post Colors (Brad)

 

Introduction of  Mrs. Gloria Burell

 

Introduction of Lorenza Wills, Assistant Commissioner, Tennessee Dept. of Veterans Services Presentation of Proclamation from Governor

 

Introduction of the Honorable Mayor Tim Burchett

Presentation of Proclamation from Mayor

 

Introduce Amanda Hillard, Vice Regent, Cavett Station Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution

 

Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker,  Lt. Col (Ret) Derren Burrell

Presentation of Missing Man Table - Bob Le Tellier/Mike Inman

 

Presentation of Soldiers Cross - Brad Heun

 

Presentation of Wreath - VVA Chapter 1078

Ron Kirby and Pat Polis 

In honor and remembrance of the 58,178 (1,291 of which were Tennesseans ) whose names are on the wall, the 1700 plus still listed as MIA and those who returned home from Vietnam but whose lives were cut short as a direct result of their service to our nation.

 

Benediction - Pat Polis Burrell

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Vietnam Veterans Day Commemoration

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

8:00 AM

City County Building, Knoxville, TN

 

Marisa Moazen, Chairman

Knox County Council of Regents, NSDAR

 

Presentation of Proclamations

The Honorable Tim Burchett, Mayor of Knox County

The Honorable Madeline Rogero, Mayor Knoxville

 

Flag Raising of United States Vietnam

Commemoration Flag

Don Smith, President of VVA, Chapter 1078

 

Holly Matthews, Vietnam War Commemoration

Chairman

Cavett Staion Chapter, NSDAR

 

Vietnam Veteran Commemorative Pinning Ceremony

Members of Knox County DAR Chapters

 

Daughters of the American Revolution

is not a part of, or endorsed by,

the US Department of Defense.

 

 

2015 Knoxville Veterans Day Parade

PHOTOS by HAROLD DUCKETT

Truck Hosts

90 Year old World War II Veteran

Corporal Childress

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