On Monday, March 29, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., to commemorate National Vietnam War Veterans Day, the Friends of the Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial will host and join with the Daughters of the American Revolution to lay a commemorative wreath at the Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Fair Park.
The Memorial is located inside Fair Park, next to the main DART entrance closest to Parry and Exposition Avenues, near the Automobile Building and Music Hall. The wreath-laying is open to the public and will promptly commence at 11:00 a.m., followed by a period of fellowship.
National Vietnam War Veterans Day unites Americans to thank and honor Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice. March 29 was first recognized by President Nixon to commemorate the last day of operations by U.S. Military Assistance Command in Vietnam (MACV). The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act was signed into law in 2017, intending to give a welcome home and to thank Vietnam Veterans for their sacrifice to the Nation.
To quote the president of the Friends of the Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial, John Parrish, “For those who understand what this day means to Vietnam Vets and to understand what the sacrifices of these men on these walls means…thank you! We do understand as we stand here in honor of these men on these walls who willingly sacrificed and gave their all.”
If you are unable to make it out on Monday, please visit the Memorial during a visit to Fair Park throughout the year or during the State Fair of Texas.