Ceremony at Arena to honor Vietnam Veterans

Tuesday is Anniversary of troops' last day in Vietnam

Brian Coddington, Communications Director, 509.625.6740

Monday, March 28, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.

A ceremony at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena will be one of thousands happening around the nation Tuesday honoring Vietnam Veterans. March 29 marks the anniversary of the last day on which U.S. troops were on the ground in Vietnam.

Tuesday has been designated as a day for the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) to express their tremendous gratitude and support to this generation of Americans through ceremonies across the nation. Ceremonies will honor and thank veterans of the Vietnam War, including personnel who were held as prisoners of war (POW), or listed as missing in action (MIA), for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States and to thank and honor the families of these veterans.

“It will be wonderful to see this important and much-needed commemoration¬†happening in our community and around the nation,” said Mayor Condon. “We owe it to Vietnam veterans to honor them and their families for everything they have done for our country.”

Mayor Condon will be speaking and delivering the proclamation for the event.

WHAT: Vietnam Veterans 50th Anniversary Commemoration

WHEN: Tuesday, March 29th (11:15 a.m.)

WHERE: Spokane Arena, 720 W Mallon