& # 39; Thankful nation: from sea to shiny sea & # 39;
BREVARD COUNTY • SCOTTSMOOR, FLORIDA – The help committee at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery and Cape Canaveral National Cemetery will have fun the commemoration of the Vietnam War commemoration to thank and honor the veterans of the Vietnam War.
Honorees will embody prisoners of battle, or reported as lacking in motion, for his or her service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States and to thank and honor the households of those veterans.
The commemoration begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 30.
"Grateful Nation: from Sea to Shining Sea," will give all Vietnam veterans, together with the much less lucky, the chance to obtain their deserved recognition and official Vietnamese 50th lapel pin.
The lapel pin symbolism:
Eagle – Represents braveness, honor and devotional service to our nation; Blue circle – Corresponds to the canton of the American flag and means vigilance, perseverance and justice; Laurel wreath – Victory, integrity and power; Stripes represents the American flag; Star – the six allies who served, sacrificed and fought alongside one another: Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Thailand and the United States; Message – "thank a grateful nation and honor you" shouldn’t be embossed on the again, closest to the guts.
"The lapel pin of the Vietnam 50th anniversary, although a small sign, but deep in heart and symbolism, shows everyone that Vietnam veterans, and their service to our country, are not forgotten," mentioned occasion chair Marylou Wade .
"We wish to present our respect by honoring all our veterans and their service, from sea to shining sea. Some could not even know they’re eligible for burial in a nationwide cemetery. & # 39;
Dr. Floyd "Hal" Kushner, (Vietnam POW, 1967-1973) would be the visitor speaker. Kushner, an ophthalmologist from Daytona Beach, was featured within the PBS documentary & # 39; The Vietnam War & # 39; and can share his 5 and a half years of horrible survival as a Vietnam prisoner of battle.
Dennis Vannorsdall, Veteran Services Manager at Brevard, is the grasp of ceremonies for the anticipated crowd of 400 folks.
The program contains Reading of Names (Vietnam funerals since March 2018), soloist Suzy Cunningham (NASA), Chaplain Craig "Doc" Glynn (Vietnam Green Beret medic), Huey helicopter from Vietnam, and WW II C-47 flyovers, Police and Fire Pipes and Drums, Terrier Soundband Ensemble, Vietnam, POW / MIA and Gold Star wreath displays, together with formal army honor by the US Army.
A Legacy Project Group from California collaborates with the National Cemetery Administration and movies the occasion for show on the History Channel.
The program ends with an official ceremony across the 50th anniversary celebration in Vietnam.
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