Evanston Vet Center and Evanston Public Library to host joint Vietnam War commemorative event April 16Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center
Monday, April 04, 2016
Special to suffredin.org
by Stephanie Caccomo
Evanston Vet Center and Evanston Public Library to host joint Vietnam War commemorative event April 16
50th Anniversary event honors courage and sacrifice of thousands of area Vietnam Veterans
EVANSTON, Ill. – The Evanston Vet Center and the Evanston Public Library will jointly host a 50th commemorative event to honor Vietnam War Veterans on Saturday, April 16 at the Evanston Public Library.
The Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense and thousands of other organizations across the country are joining together in the U.S. Vietnam War Commemoration to honor Vietnam Veterans throughout 2016, to mark the 50th anniversary of the final withdrawal of U.S. troops from Vietnam.
“Our Nation’s Vietnam War Commemoration is a long-overdue opportunity for all Americans to recognize, honor, and thank our Vietnam Veterans and their families for their service and sacrifices during one of America’s longest wars,” McDonald said in a statement to kick-off the VA’s participation.
The joint event at the Evanston Public Library will feature speakers, including Cook County Commissioner and Veteran Larry Suffredin. Vietnam Veterans in attendance will be individually recognized with a commemorative pin. Refreshments will be provided.
WHAT: Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemorative Event
WHEN: 1 p.m., Saturday, April 16
WHERE: Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave, Evanston, Ill.
WHO: The public is invited to attend