Memorial Day Recap and Photos

Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2019

Maj. Gen. Walt Lord USA (ret.) delivered the keynote address at the traditional Memorial Day ceremony on May 27, 2019.The Philadelphia Police Department provided an honor guard, buglers and firing squad. Other honor guards were represented by the Hajdack-Mokan Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Association and the RVN Veterans. The Liberty Bell Chapter, VVA 266, also provided a firing squad. Members of La Salle College High School and other volunteers placed 648 flags along Spruce Street and the biographies of those lost in the war were on display. A key part of the ceremony was the laying of the wreaths by local patriotic and veterans organizations. Read more


Video Premier- Journeys to Freedom: Vietnamese Story

Posted: Monday, May 13, 2019

This is a film that every American should see, especially Vietnam Veterans who will better understand their legacy.

 

Journeys to Freedom is a documentary that tells the stories of Vietnamese refugees who left Vietnam in overcrowded boats risking life and limb for freedom after the fall of Saigon. It is a tale of courage, of success and of gratitude for the American Veterans who fought for them, and in some cases, fought side-by-side with them. 
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Designer Bag Bingo Benefits POW/MIA Monument

Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2019

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Tet Observance by Vietnamese Community

Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2019

Members of the Vietnamese Community, supported by the ARVN Color Guard, will be conducting a Lunar New Year (Tet) service at the Memorial on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 11:00 AM. The service runs about 45 minutes and will be conducted in front of the Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom Monument on the Memorial grounds. The service features the raising of a new US Flag and a new Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom Flag to welcome in the new year. All are welcome to attend. Read more


Leader in Missing in Action Recovery is Veterans Day Speaker on Nov. 11

Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018

Col. Ward B. Nickisch USA (ret.) will be the keynote speaker for the Veterans Day ceremony at the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 12:30 p.m.
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Veterans “Yard Sale” Benefits POW/MIA Monument on Oct. 20

Posted: Friday, October 05, 2018

The PVVM Fund is partnering with JDog Junk Removal, a franchise operation for veterans, for a huge “yard sale” for household goods, furniture, tools, exercise equipment, appliances etc. On Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the JDog Junk Removal Yard Sale for the Philadelphia POW/MIA Monument will be held at the ChartHouse at 555 S. Columbus Blvd. near Penns Landing. JDog franchise owners will be scouring the Greater Philadelphia area for the best items for sale. It will be cash only, with all the proceeds going to the Memorial. JDog has franchises in 35 states that are owned and operated by veterans and military families. The founders are Jerry Flanagan, an Army veteran, and his wife Tracy Read more


POW-MIA Night at the Races: Friday, July 27

Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018

POW-MIA Night at the Races will be held on Friday, July 27, 2018 from 7pm-11pm at the Michael J. Crescenz MOH Rising Sun VFW Post 2819.

UPDATE: Because it's getting nearer to the event, please consider mailing a check for the purchase of horses for $10 each and a donation of $25 to enter the event, which includes food and beverages. Mail a check made out to PVVMF for the number of horses (include the name of your horse if you want) and $25 for a ticket to Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund at PO Box 29425, Philadelphia, PA 19125. Your ticket will be held at the door, along with the horse(s) you wish to purchase."

See the attached flyer for more information.  

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