Chapter 126 of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) invites you to join them for Agent Orange Day on Wednesday, August 10, 6-8pm at Vietnam Veterans Plaza at 55 Water Street in lower Manhattan.
The purpose of this event is:
to honor those who have died and those suffering from illnesses related to their exposure to Agent Orange by lighting orange candles in their honor at the monument.
to bring awareness and public attention to the devastating effects of Agent Orange and other deadly toxins used in military procedures.
to promote more research and medical care for these veterans and their affected children for generations to come.
Over 58,000 Americans died in combat during the Vietnam War, but more than 400,000 Americans and 400,000 Vietnamese have died from Agent Orange exposure related illnesses after the war ended. We must never forget their sacrifices.
Marine Corps Presentation of Colors
Keynote Address - NYC DVS Commissioner James Hendon
Songs by Michelle DellaFave
Reading of NYC vets' names who have fallen due to diseases caused by Agent Orange
Lighting of orange candles for those who have fallen
Rifle Salute & Taps
Please RSVP to Marty Edelman at [email protected]
55 Water St
New York, NY 10041
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