VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL
‘It’s overwhelming seeing this.’ Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica comes to Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR – William Speicher might never get to see the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. But on Thursday, Nov. 11 -- Veterans Day -- Speicher and his wife, Pat, both of Saline, had the opportunity to come to Concordia College to see a replica “Moving Wall” modeled on the memorial in the nation’s capital.mlive.com
Bidens pay tribute at Vietnam Veterans Memorial
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden make a tracing of Cpl. Dennis F. Shine's name at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in honor of Vietnam War Veterans Day on Monday, March 29, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden paid tribute Monday at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to mark the 48th anniversary of the departure of the last U.S. combat troops from the war zone. March 29 is National Vietnam War Veterans Day, which commemorates the date in 1973 when the U.S. Military Assistance Command in Vietnam was disestablished. It was not immediately clear why the president chose Shine, a 21-year-old Massachusetts man who was killed in Vietnam in 1969.
Veterans Day ceremony held at Battlefield
The flag display and ceremony was organized by the Monroe Exchange Club in partnership with River Raisin National Battlefield Park. On Memorial Day in 2012, Carleton resident Carl Cocherell and some of his family were visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. when a stranger suddenly approached the group. “It was just a miracle (running into Taylor),” said Cocherell, who, along with his family, attended the Veterans Day ceremony held Wednesday at the River Raisin National Battlefield education center and battlefield site. Organized by the Monroe Exchange Club in partnership with the battlefield, the event featured the reading of about 450 names of veterans from Monroe County who died in America’s wars. For Cocherell, Veteran’s Day and the accompanying ceremonies offer a moment to stop and remember the soldiers who, unlike himself and Gen. Taylor, never made it home from Vietnam.monroenews.com