2012 Vietnam Veterans Recognition Ceremony


May 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Iowans will honor their Vietnam Veterans at a remembrance ceremony to be held Monday, May 7th, 2012, beginning at 12:00 p.m. at the Vietnam Memorial − located on the south side of the State Capitol in Des Moines. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Vietnam War.

The ceremony will include keynote speaker Bill McCarthy, Vietnam Veteran, Sheriff, Polk County, Iowa, and guest speaker Lawrence Paul, Vietnam Veteran, retired IWD Executive Officer, Mason City. 

The event is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs, who invites you to join them, as we remember those who served, and those who sacrificed their lives for our country.