This upcoming March 29th marks the 45th anniversary of US withdrawal from Vietnam and Knox County will be holding an Observance on that day.
We’d like to share with you an article on that announcement coming from B975.com:
“The annual Vietnam Veterans Day observance in Knox County is set for Thursday, March 29, 2018.
The public is welcome to attend the ceremony that starts at 11:00am at the East Tennessee Veterans Memorial at World’s Fair Park,
It’s an opportunity to recognize Vietnam Veterans on the anniversary of the last US troop withdrawal from the Republic of Vietnam. On March 29, 1973, the last U.S. troops left South Vietnam, ending America’s direct military involvement in the Vietnam War.
The ceremony will include:
Singing of the National Anthem, the Soldiers Cross and The Missing Man Table ceremonies, performed by the Volunteer State Honor Guard, wreath laying at memorial, official presentation of Dept. of Defense “A Lasting Memento of the Nation’s Thanks”, the Vietnam War Veteran Pin.
Honorably Discharged, living U.S. Veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the period of November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of location, are eligible to receive this pin.
Guest speaker for the event is Brigadier General Jim Mungenast, USAF (retired.)”
More information on this event can also be found at https://www.knoxnews.com/story/money/business/2018/03/13/knoxville-biz-ticker-march-12-get-latest-updates-business-happenings-knoxville-business/417466002/.
Accompanying picture with this article also comes from the B975.com article above.