2017 Memorial Day Photos

Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017

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Veterans Day 2016

Posted: Friday, December 30, 2016

For Veterans Day, volunteers placed 648 flags representing those from Philadelphia who were lost in the Vietnam War and are honored on the Wall of Names at the Memorial.  Carol Eggert, Comcast vice president for Veterans and Military Affairs and a retired Army brigadier general, delivered the keynote address to a crowd of upwards of 1,000 people. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney also made brief remarks. Read more

Hundreds Turn Out to Honor Two Additions to Wall of Names

Posted: Friday, June 03, 2016

Under cloudy, but rain-free skies hundreds of veterans, families and friends observed the addition of Master Sergeants Francis Corcoran and George Wilson to the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Memorial Day 2016.   Read more

Two Philadelphia Soldiers Added to Vietnam Memorial Wall

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The names of two career noncommissioned officers, who became ill in Vietnam and later died in military hospitals, will be unveiled in a special ceremony at the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial (PVVM) on Monday, May 30 at 12:30 p.m. Read more

1st Annual Philadelphia Veterans Parade

Posted: Monday, November 09, 2015

On Sunday, November 8, 2015, The Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial (PVVM) Fund participated in the first official Philadelphia Veterans Parade.  The JrROTC from Frankford High School accompanied the PVVM contingent and carried 35 replica panels with the names of the 648 Philadelphians from the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial's Wall of Names. Read more

Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial Rededicated

Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Ralph Galati, a former POW who spent 14 months in the "Hanoi Hilton," talked of his experiences and the importance of honoring veterans. The ceremony marked the end of a seven-year campaign to raise $1 million to refurbish the Memorial and open the Spruce Street side of the Memorial to create greater awareness and reduce vandalism. The entire project was completed this month.

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Former POW to Speak at Special Re-dedication Ceremony on Memorial Day

Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2015

Galati is presently the Director of Veterans Services at St. Joseph's University where he coordinates campus-wide programs for veterans, dependents and disabled veterans. He retired as an IBM executive after 28 years in 2007and then was employed by SAP Americas Headquarters in Newtown Square in their Education and Training business. Read more

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