The United War Veterans Council hosts its annual Vietnam Veterans Day commemoration on April 2, which will include a reading the names of the fallen, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, followed by a Veterans Expo at 55 Water Street offering services for veterans of all eras.
Reading of Names of the Fallen
(Doors open at 9am)
Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, Seton Shrine
7 State Street, New York, NY
Volunteers read the names of the 1,741 New Yorkers who lost their lives in the Vietnam War, as well as those who died in Iraq, Afghanistan and other post-9/11 operations. Following the name reading, attendees will march three blocks to Vietnam Veterans Plaza for the Wreath Laying and Expo. Sign up here to read names.
Wreath Laying Ceremony
Vietnam Veterans Plaza New York, NY
Wreath laying at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall, with a tribute to Gold Star Families. Featuring remarks by Medal of Honor recipient Paul Bucha (U.S. Army, Vietnam) and national anthem performed by Michelle DellaFave (Bob Hope/USO alum; Vietnam 1969), plus a special remembrance of our beloved Executive Director Pat Gualtieri (U.S. Army, Vietnam).
Veteran Resource Expo
55 Water Street, New York, NY
For all veterans. Younger veterans will have access to groups providing help with benefits, educational opportunities, jobs, and other useful resources. Vietnam-era and older generations will learn about opportunities to upgrade their benefits (or to apply for new benefits) that reflect their changing needs as they age. RSVP here.